Under the Blood Red Sun webquest

The novel, Under the Blood Red Sun by Graham Salisbury, introduced us to people, places and things with which we had very limited knowledge.  Through reading the book, we learned a bit more about: the attack on Pearl Harbor, World War II, Hawaii, Japanese culture, pigeon racing, and baseball in 1941.  Today we will increase our knowledge base even more as we delve into these areas via a webquest. 

Please answer these questions as a comment on this post.  This counts as a homework grade for all my kids, but we’d love to hear from people around the world, too.  Perhaps we’ll hear from someone who lived through World War II, or who lives in Japan or Hawaii. 

 

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1. What song does Grampa sing on page 79? Listen to the song. Do you agree with Tomi’s description of it as the slowest song in history? What other record does the song hold? What does the song ask for Japan?

2. Grampa speaks Japanese frequently.  What does your name look and sound like in Japanese?

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3. Mose and Rico are Portugese; Charlie is Hawaiian; Tomi and his family are Japanese; Billy is haole.  Hawaii is a melting pot.  Read this short history of Hawaii.   Briefly explain how Hawaii developed such a diverse population.  What other interesting piece of information did you read?

4. Mose and Rico plan to do their science project on volcanoes.  Watch this brief video from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.  What did you learn? 

5. Check out the stats from the 1941 baseball season.  Which of Tomi’s favorite players won some type of accolade that year?  Who played in the World Series?  Who won?

6. Write a three sentence review of Under the Blood Red Sun.   Did you like it?  Why or why not.

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79 thoughts on “Under the Blood Red Sun webquest

  1. The Japanese Anthem was cool cause of the diferent language! It was very intresting to hear it and be able to know what they’re saying!

  2. 1. The song is called Kimigayo. I do agree that the song is very slow. One record is that it is the shortest national anthem in use. The song asks that Japan’s reign lasts for thousands of years.
    2. My name is Kuroodia Roozo.
    3. Hawaii’s culture came to be because several races of people came to stop at the tiny islands. Since they were closer to Asia than the US, people stopped there, helping to develop the rich culture Hawaii has today.

  3. I do agree with Tomi that this is a really short National Anthem. The song holds hope for Japan. The song holds a story of Japan, of growth but from building up from down low to what we have today.

  4. 1) Yes, I agree. it is one of the world’s shortest national anthems in current use.

    2) My name wasn’t in the dictionary. 🙁

    • Second part on #1: Its asks that Japan’s reign last for thousands of years.

      3) Many people came to Hawaii with their different cultures. Captain James Cook named an archipelago the “Sandwich Islands”.

      4) I learned that there are such things as lava viewing areas, the hardened lava is sharp and jagged, the lava is 2,000 degrees, and underground methane gas can explode.

      5) Dolph Camilli. Dodgers and the New York Yankees played the 1941 World Series, and the Yankees won.

      6) UBRS was a book about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and how life was like for people who lived there. Tomi had courage and faith to his family. Even though Tomi’s dad and grandpa were arrested, he still had the loyalty of his baseball team. I liked the story because it is about a special time in history, and I like reading historical books to learn more about the event.

  5. 1. On page 79 grandpa is singing the kimigayo. It is also one of the shortest national anthems in use.
    2. My name in Japeneese is Nasanieru
    3.

  6. 1Kimmi gi yo, it is really slow, it is the shortest anthem

    2.Jonii

    3.a lot of settlers came and stayed to form the population there were a lot of people to go there.

    4.there are a lot of nessesities to bring or wear or what to do.

    5.Joe Dimaggio, yankees won

    6.umm it was okay but i dont tend to like certain books i like more of a easy reading book. but i am in the sixth grade i need to start readin up to a higher stander i would read this again.

  7. 1. Kimi Ga Yo, yes it is the longest song in history. It is the national anthem. The song is asking for their nation to get stronger and better.

    • 2.ARISHIA is my name in Japanese and it sounds just like it is spelled.

      3. People already lived there and so many people imagrated to there. I learned that Hawii was the 50th state I though it was always the 47th state.

      4.I learned to be careful when on the trip and be protect.

      5. Joe Dimaggio,and the Yankees won the game. The Yankees played the world series.

      6. What I like about the book is how they explaned the world war 2 conflict. What I didn’t like about that book is that the grampa got taken. I though the book was still really great.

  8. 1. Kimigayo. They ask for Japan’s reign to last for 10,000 years
    2.
    3.Hawaii is diverse, because so many people emigrated, and people already lived there.
    4. The volcanoes are much more dangerous with huge rocks and boiling steam water.
    5. The Yankees and the Dodgers. The Yankees won.
    6. I liked Under the Blood Red Sun, for it’s descriptiveness. I also liked the character development and the setting, because it seemed like the author put a lot of time into developing the book.

    *#2 is not answered because i could not copy and paste it from the website.

  9. 1. The Japanese National Anthem. Yes, I agree with Tomi. It is one of the shortest national anthem. It asked that Japan religion last for ten thousand years.
    2.Donovan
    3.When the Kapu system ended the islands became a place for seamen, traders, and whalers.
    4.Lava benches can form over time and be gone tomorrow. To be careful for flowing lava.
    5.Dolph Camilli. New York Yankees and Dodgers and the yankees won.
    6. I like Under the Blood Red Sun because it was a good story. I liked how Tomi had to become the man.

  10. 1. the Japanese National Anthem “Kimigayo”. Yes I do think it is a really slow song. It holds the record for the shortest national anthem still in use. It’s asking that the song stays with Japan for generations to come.
    2.It is pronounced “RUII”.
    3. When the Kapu system ended, the islands became a place for sea men, traders, and whalers.

    • 4. I learned that lava is sharp.
      5. Dolph Camilli won MVP. The New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dogders. The Yankees won the World Series.
      6. Yes I liked it beacause it taught me a lot about courage. It taught me about friendship. Also, I learned some cool facts about the attack on Pearl Harbour.

  11. 1. Japan National Anthem. Yes because its the slowest song i’ve ever heard. shortest national anthem still to play.
    2.Franklin
    3.when the Kapu system ended the island became a place for sea men, traders, and whalers.

    • 4.I learned that lava is sharp and jagged. Also that menthol gas can explode the size of a Volkswagen car and bring a lot of water.
      5. Dolph Camilli he won MVP. New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers. The Yankees won the World Series.
      6.Yes i did like it. Because it teaches you that you should be brave when something bad happens and to listen to what people tell u so u don’t go to jail. it also teaches you that the Japanese culture doesn’t like when you disrespect there culture.

  12. 1. The Japenese National Anthem. No I do not agree with Tomi because it holds the record for the shortest national anthem. That it lasts ten thousand years.

    2. It is Mitchi. It sounds like Mitchee.

  13. 1 I think it is pretty slow, but that makes up for how short the lyrics are being it is one of the shortest national anthems in use today. It says that it wishes Japan to reign forever.
    2 It is pronounced “JESSHIKA”. (Consonants are pronounced more or less the same way as in English. “A” sounds like a in father, but shorter. “I” sounds like ee in meet, but shorter. “E” sounds like e in met.)
    3 Many people migrated to the island because of the sugar and pineapple plantations that fueled the economy. In 1778, it was nicknamed the “Sandwich Islands” in honor of the Earl of sandwich. I wonder if they had nice sandwiches though.

  14. 1 ) Kimi Gi Oh is the name of Japan’s national anthom . It is about how Japan has grown . It says how they started out as a pebble , and grew into a boulder. I think that the song is very slow. I do not blame Tomm.) K i for thinking the same.

    2.) My name is spelled Hanna . It sounds the same as it does in america.

    3.) In 1820, the first Protestant missionaries arrived on Hawaii Island filling the void left after the end of the kapu system. Hawaii became a port for seamen, traders and whalers. The whaling industry boom flourished in Lahaina Harbor in Maui. Throughout these years of growth, western disease took a heavy toll on the Native Hawaiian population.Western influence continued to grow and in 1893, American Colonists who controlled much of Hawaii’s economy overthrew the Hawaiian Kingdom in a peaceful, yet still controversial coup. In 1898, Hawaii became a territory of the United States.
    4.)I learned that you should bring lots of water , and a good flashlight. There are heat waves. Gas is a hazard . It can blow a V.W buss off tracks. It is very dark. As the lava goes into the sea it shatters in small fragments , it causes a really hot new land when it forms. It is possible to see a beautiful view of the lava , you just need to be carful and slow.
    5.) The player Dolph Camilli won accolade . The New York Yankees won.
    6.) Under The Blood Red Sun was a very good book . It taught me a lot about Hawaii , and Japan . I learned

  15. 1.) Kimigayo is the song ojii-chan sings. It is the Japanese national anthem. Well, personally I think the song could go a little faster, but I don’t think it is the slowest song in all history. It is one of the world’s shortest national anthems, with a length of 11 measures and 32 characters. The song asks for the Japan’s rein to be for 10,000 years.
    2.) The way my name is spelled In Japanese is オードリー. It is pronounced “OODORII”.
    But it sounds like my name in English with a Japanese accent.
    3.) Polynesians can to Hawaii by just by the stars, over a 200 mile tip on a boat. Sugar and pineapple plantations made lots of money causing many Japanese, Chinese, Filipino and Portuguese immigrants to come to Hawaii.
    4.) I didn’t know that lava benches can disappear over night! That was really cool. I also learned that you can get seriously hurt when not wearing the right protection.
    5.) Joe DiMaggio was placed in the hall of fame. The two teams that played in the 1941 World Series were the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers. The Yankees won.
    I haven’t finished yet, so I’ll finish it tonight.

    • Continued from 1-5 Audrey

      6.) Under the Blood Red Sun was a story about a Japanese American boy named Tomi, and his Japanese family. After the attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, Oahu, his life changes. He is watched everywhere he goes, and no one trusts him, except for the Rats. Only his baseball team, family and close friends help him in his life after his dad and ojii-chan was arrested. Now he is the man of the house. I liked the book, but I think the beginning is boring. Not enough action I think. Almost every book has a slow beginning, but for some reason this beginning I didn’t like all that much.

  16. 1) Kimi Ga Yo. I agree with Tomi the song is very slow and boring. It talks about how Japan has and wants freedom for their country.
    2)BURUKKU that is what my name looks like in Japanesse and and the U sounds like oo in hook.

  17. 1) The Japanese National Anthem. No I don’t think it is the slowest song ever. It holds as being one of the shortest national anthems in the world. Last for ten thousand years.
    2)It spells Furankii.
    3)

  18. 1) The “Kimi Ga Yo” YES I DO AGREE! I could barley listen to that song for five seconds without falling asleep on my keyboard. A record it holds is it is on of the shortest National Anthems in the world. It is asking for the religion to last for 10,000 years.

    2) It is pronounced Nikorasu

    3) It developed a mixed population because of a few different reasons. Some migrated there in canoes, the Tahiti arrived bringing their religious beliefs, and in the 1800s western influence started to grow. Eventually in 1898 Hawaii became American territory. I learned that a huge amount of ethnicities are crammed into one archipelago.

    4) That going to see a volcano can be so dangerous.

    5) Dolph Camili won the National League MVP award. The Yankees won

    6) Personally Under the Blood Red Sun wasn’t one of my favorite books. I just didn’t really get into the plot and enjoy it. A good part about it is however is that Under the Blood Red Sun did have great historical facts in it.

  19. 1.) Grampa sings Kimi Gayo. I agree with Tomi, the song is very slow and long. The song asks that Japan reigns forever.

  20. 1. I do not think the song was slow and it wasn’t that bad and the song wants the Japanese empire to last for ten thousand years
    2.It is pronounced “DORYUU
    3.

  21. 1. Grandpa sings Kimi Ga Yo on page 79. Yes I do agree with Tomi that this song is extremely slow. Kimi Ga Yo holds the record for the slowest song in the world. The anthem is asking for the reign of the Japanese Empire to last for eight thousand years.

  22. Blog quest-
    1. On page 79 Grandpa sings Kimi Ga Yo. I’ll disagree with Tomi, although the song seems to progress slowly I wouldn’t say it’s the slowest song in history. Kimi Ga Yo is currently one of shortest national anthems in use.
    2. Joy is pronounced: It is pronounced “JOI”. (Consonants are pronounced more or less the same way as in English. “I” sounds like ee in meet, but shorter. “O” sounds like o in old.) Here is a link to what my name would look like in Japanese: http://tools.japanesetranslator.co.uk/ynij/temp/RNrxZdvWsXqzKvMBRvrPDKKG/Joy.png.
    3. Around 1500 years ago, Polynesians from Marquesas island first came to Hawaii. Then, 500 years later settlers from Tahiti came, bringing there culture with them.

  23. 1. Yes I can agree with Tomi, for a song that only has a few words in it, it is very slow, but not the slowest song in the world. Kimigayo asks for Japan to reign for a very long time, long enough for pebbles to grow up into boulders, so that boulders could make new pebbles and stay together as a family.
    2. It is pronounced “JOSHU”. (Consonants are pronounced more or less the same way as in English. “U” sounds like oo in hook, but with less rounding of the lips. “O” sounds like o in old.)

  24. 1. Grampa sings the Kimi gay o on page 75. I think this song would be extremely slow and boring for a kid like Tomi, but I don’t think it’s the slowest of all time. The song was based on a Waka poem written in the Heian period. The Song tells for to reign for a long time and for the Japanese to stay strong.
    2. This is what my name looks like In Japanese

  25. 1. The song that Grandpa was signing is Kimi Ga Yo. It is very slow and makes me want to go to sleep but, it is not that long. It is also one of the world’s shortest national anthems in current use. The song ask for a reign of many thousands of years.

    2. My name looks like the letters p, u, a cursive z, h,u,p and a s. It is pronounced “AREKUSANDORA”. (Consonants are pronounced more or less the same way as in English. “A” sounds like a in father, but shorter. “U” sounds likeoo in hook, but with less rounding of the lips. “E” sounds like e in met. “O” sounds like o in old.)

  26. 1. Grandpa is singing the Kimi ga yo, I agree with Tomi, it is a slow song. It also holds the record for the slowest national anthem.
    2. TANAA
    3. Hawaii has a very different population because it’s in the middle of the ocean and people go there for there hotels and beaches. An interesting fact was the archipelago of Hawaii was first called the, “Sandwich Islands”.
    4.

  27. Blood red sun activity
    1. Kimi gay yo, yes it is a very slow song. The song tells how Japan became a nation.
    May Japan last for 10000 years.
    2. “KAIRU”

  28. 1. Grampa sings Kimi Ga Yo which is the Japanese national anthem. It is known as one of the shortest national anthems. I agree with Tomi that it is the slowest song in history. It says that Japan should last for ten thousand years.

    2. My name sounds like kurisutian in Japanese.

    3. Hawaii has such a diverse population because people came there from all different places around the whole world.

  29. 1.I do agree that this is the longest song in history its boring it says the words really slowly. It asks that Japan will region for a long time
    2 It looks like Jeshii and is pronounced differently then you would expect.
    3. Hawaii is a melting pot because there a lot of diversty and many different races between the different people that live there. I read that Hawaii was first became a state in the year of 1959 and all together the state is about 2000 miles.
    4. New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodger played in 1941 the New York Yankees won the world series in 1941. Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams were two of the best players in the world series that year.
    5.

  30. Web quest
    Cayman Hupp
    1. On page 79 Grampa sings the song Kimi Ga Yo. I agree with Tomi saying that the song Kimi Ga Yo is the slowest song in history. The record the song holds is the world’s shortest national anthems. The song asks for Japan to last for ten thousand years.
    2. NIKORASU
    -Cayman-

  31. 4. I learned that rocks the size of VW Beetles can be blown out of the ground by Methane gas and can seriously hurt people who are near it.
    5. Dolph Camilli won the MVP award and the Doders and the Yankees played with the Yankees comeing out first.
    6. Under the Blood Red Sun was an interesting book because it was told in the eyes of a Japanese boy. I thought the book was okay, although it was not in my top 50 favorite books. The point of view is unique, and the characters fit in with the time peiod of WWll. It makes me think about the war a little diferently.

  32. Hi Mrs. Donofrio!
    The song is Kimigayo, the Japanese National Anthem. I agree with Tomi that the song is one of the slowest song in history. The song asks Japan to reign for ten thousand years. Also, it says to become stronger in time.
    My name pronounces and sounds in Japanese is, ‘SESU’.
    The population in Hawaii is so diverse today is because back then pineapple and sugar plantations which brought Japanese, Filipinos, Chinese and Portuguese to Hawaii. Also, I didn’t know that Hawaii is that young! It was found in 1959!
    In the video , I learned that you should always bring extra water, never wear sandals, and always bring flashlights with extra batteries.
    Dolph Camilli won the National League MVP Award for that year. The Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees played the 1941 World Series. The Yankees won that World Series.
    Under the Blood Red Sun wasn’t my cup of tea, but it was okay. This book taught me things about World War II that I never knew. Also, it led me to research more about the attack of Pearl Harbor. Though it wasn’t a cliff hanger for me, I still enjoyed it.
    -Zeth

  33. 1.) Kimi Ga Yo. It is very slow and you cant really make out the words. The song asks that Japan lasts for 10,000, until the pebbles grow into boulders, lush with moss.
    2.) Jeishi. Pronounced “Jee-Shy”
    3.) In the 20th century,sugar and pineapple plantations fueled the Hawaiins economy, bringing in Japanese, Chinese, Fillipino and Portchugese immagrants. One thing I learned was that Hawaii didn’t become a part of the U.S. until 1959.
    4.) One thing i learned was that when lava flows into the ocean, it will for a bench, which isn’t safe to be around.
    5.) Dolph Camilli was named the National Leauge MVP. The game was played by the Yankees and Dodgers. Yankees sadly won.
    6.) I thought the book was very interesting. I learned a lot about the Japanese immagrats that moved to Hawaii. The book gave lots of information, not only about Japanese immagrants and baseball, but also about Pearl Harbor.

  34. 1. I agree with Tomi that the kimigayo is the slowest anthem. The kimigayo holds a record of being the shortest anthem. The song ask for Japan to hold it’s ground.

  35. Web Quest Answers
    By: Chase
    1. Grandpa sings the Japanese national anthem called “Kimi Ga Yo.” No I don’t agree with Tomi thinking that because its only 2 and a half minutes long. Yes it’s the shortest anthem song ever. May Japans reign last for 10,000 years.
    2. It sounds like “CHEISU”.

    3. Something interesting I found out reading that passage was that the Polynesians used canoes to travel 2,000 miles to discover the Hawaiian Islands.
    4. I learned that when you go lava watching, or volcano watching, you need to stay at a safe distance away from the lava, and should bring water and food with you.
    5. The New York Yankees won the World Series in 1941. They played the Brooklyn Dodgers. Tomi’s favorite player was Ted Williams, which had an outstanding batting average.
    6. I liked the book Under the Blood Red Sun because it explained and talked about the attack of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. It also talks about the attack from a unique view, the Japanese-American view. I always thought of the attack of the view from the Americans that were being attacked by the Japanese bomber planes, but I never really considered the view of Japanese-Americans.

  36. 1. 1. Web quest
    Cayman Hupp
    1. On page 79 Grampa sings the song Kimi Ga Yo. I agree with Tomi saying that the song Kimi Ga Yo is the slowest song in history. The record the song holds is the world’s shortest national anthems. The song asks for Japan to last for ten thousand years.
    2. NIKORASU
    3. Hawaii was discovered by Polynesians who traveled by canoe to find the Hawaii islands. The Polynesians discovered Hawaii by using the stars to guide them.
    4. I leaned that when you are close to a volcano you will need a lot of water and you need to keep a safe distance away from the volcano.
    5. Ted Williams won an accolade that year. The Yankees and the Dodgers played in the World Series and the Yankees won.
    6. I loved the book Under the Blood Red Sun because it involved a lot of action. It also had a lot of adventure those are two of my favorite combinations in a book. The main reason I loved the book is because it is about World War 2.

  37. 1. Grandpa is singing the Kimi ga yo, I agree with Tomi, it is a slow song. It also holds the record for the slowest national anthem.
    2. TANAA
    3. Hawaii has a very different population because it’s in the middle of the ocean and people go there for there hotels and beaches. An interesting fact was the archipelago of Hawaii was first called the, “Sandwich Islands”.
    4 I learned that waves are boiling hot when thay hit the lava bench.
    5.Some of his favorite players were Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams. Yankees and Dodgers played and the Yankees won.
    6. I liked it because the action and detial. I also like how the raised pigeons. And finally, how Tomi stood up for himself.

  38. 1.Kimigayo. Yes it is a very slow song. The spng says that Japan wants to reign for thousands of years. Kimigayo is the shortest natonal anthem.
    2.My name is Antonii. My name looks like the word pup with three vertical lines.
    3. Hawaii had a big population because people kept on migrating to Hawaii. Hawaii became a state in 1959. People migrated in canoes for 2000 miles.
    4.I learned you need a lot of water to stay hydrated when you are near a volcanoe. Volcanoes are 3000 degrees.
    5. Joe Dimaggio got acclade. The dodgers and the Yankees. The Yankees won. 🙂
    6. I thought the book was okay. I didn’t really like the beginnig because there was no story. I liked the end because there was a lot of cool things happening.

  39. Hi Mrs. Donofrio!
    Here are the web-quest answers:
    1. The song grandpa was singing was Japan’s national anthem, Kimigayo. I admit Kimigayo is very slow, but I don’t know about “the slowest song in history.” This anthem holds the record for one of the shortest national anthems in use. This anthem asks for Japan to grow and become successful.
    2. My name in Japanese is pronounced Mikeira.
    3. When Chinese, Filipino, Japanese and Portuguese immigrants settled in Hawaii, it became a diverse population. I learned about how Hawaii became Pineapple island, because of the economy, which included pineapples.
    4. I learned about lava benches. Lava benches may look stable, but they can crack and wash away over night. Lava benches are off limits when you go hiking.
    5. Ted Williams had a .406 batting average and was on the same team with Joe DiMaggio. The Dodgers and the Yankees were in the World Series, in which the Yankees won.
    6. Under the Blood Red Sun is a very interesting book. I learned more about Pearl Harbor by just reading this book. I felt bad for Tomi’s family and the hard time they had to go through. I really liked this book because I didn’t think it was boring and I was interested in what was going on.
    ~Michaela

  40. 1.Kimi Ga Yo is definitely a slow song but not the slowest I’ve ever heard. The song asks for Japan to reign 10,000 years. One record the song holds is to be one of the shortest anthems ever.
    2.My name looks like and I, U and V written in cursive next to each other. Consonants are pronounced more or less the same way as in English. “I” sounds like ee in meet, but shorter. “E” sounds like e in met.
    3.Polynesians from the Marquesas Islands first set foot on Hawaii Island. I would consider them to be the founders. About 1,000 years ago, settlers from Tahiti arrived having brought with them their beliefs in gods and demi-gods. In 1820, the first Protestant missionaries arrived in Hawaii. Western disease took a heavy toll on the Native Hawaiian population. In 1893, American Colonists who controlled much of Hawaii’s economy and overthrew the Hawaiian Kingdom. In 1898 Hawaii became a territory of the United States. Today, Hawaii is a global gathering place for visitors to share in the spirit of the Islands. Hawaii has developed such a diverse population because of the different settlers that have come to the island. One interesting thing that I learned is that Hawaiian culture introduced the art of surfing.
    4.Be prepared by bringing lots of supplies such as water, and a good charged flashlight. Always watch where you’re stepping and wear the appropriate hiking shoes such as hiking boots or tennis shoes. Also, never leave the marked trails and stay on path. Never walk in or under the steam plume. Never step on a lava bench!!!
    5.In the 1941 World Series, the New York Yankees played the Dodgers and the Yankees won! One of Tomi’s favorite baseball players, Joe DiMaggio, got a batted .341, a new record.
    6.Overall, I really liked “Under The Blood Red Sun”. I liked it because towards the end of the book, it showed Tomi’s coming of age really well when he had to be the man of the family and take responsibility. I also liked the storyline and how it always kept me wanting to know what would happen next. I especially wanted to know if Japan would come back to attack.
    -Erin

  41. 1. The song that Grandpa was signing is Kimi Ga Yo. It is very slow and makes me want to go to sleep but, it is not that long. It is also one of the world’s shortest national anthems in current use. The song asks for a reign of many thousands of years.

    2. My name looks like the letters p, u, a cursive z, h,u,p and a s. It is pronounced “AREKUSANDORA”. (Consonants are pronounced more or less the same way as in English. “A” sounds like a in father, but shorter. “U” sounds like oo in hook, but with less rounding of the lips. “E” sounds like e in met. “O” sounds like o in old.

    3. About 1,500 years ago, Polynesians that sailed from the Marquesas Islands were the first to come to Hawaii Island. Settlers from Tahiti arrived 500 hundred years later. In 1820, the first Protestant preachers arrived on Hawaii Island. During 20th century, sugar and pineapple farms ran Hawaii’s economy bringing an arrival of Japanese, Chinese, Filipino and Portuguese immigrants. An interesting fact about Hawaii is that in the 20th century I was the world’s leading exporter of pineapples.
    4. I learned from the video that lava is very dangerous and you can trip very easily. I also learned that you should be very prepared with water, a flashlight, and wear appropriate clothing. Always follow the trail and don’t go near lava near vegetation. Do not go to see the lava after dark. The most dangerous place in the park is the old sea cliff.
    5. Joe DiMaggio won his first Most Valuable Player Award in 1939, when he had his career-best .381 batting average The Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees played in the World Series. The Yankees won.
    6. Under the Blood Red Sun was not my favorite book that I have read for English class. I only thought it was okay because, the plot moved to slow and I don’t really like historical fiction. The reasons I didn’t dislike it a lot is because, there is good character development.

  42. 1.) Grampa sings Kimigayo. I agree with Tomi, the song is very slow. It is one of the shortest national anthems still in use. The song is asking for Japan’s reign to last forever.
    2.) My name looks really cool in Japanese! It has five Japanese characters, just like in English. It is pronounced SEIDII.
    3.) The diversity really started when Hawaii became a port for seamen, traders, and whalers. Then also when sugar and pineapple plantations fueled Hawaii’s economy. I also read another page about Hula in Hawaii and it was very interesting.
    4.) I learned what to bring: water and a good flashlight, and what to wear and not to wear. I also learned to be VERY careful because the ground is uneven and that it gets pitch black very quickly in Hawaii. I learned to be careful on benches and about the hazards of breathing in gases, etc. Finally, I learned how bench is formed.
    5.) The Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees played in the 1941 World Series. The Yankees won.
    6.) “Under the Blood Red Sun” is an interesting, fun story about a Japanese-American boy named Tomi living in Hawaii, 1941. It focuses on the difficulties of being from Japan during the time of Pearl Harbor. This novel was never at times “boring” and was hard to put down.
    I really liked this book because it had inspirational things that can relate to kids my age. Also, it was just a great book.

    ~Sadie

  43. 1.Granpa sings kimigayo on page 79, and yes I agree with tomi the song is sang very slow. One record that the song holds is that it is the oldest song. The song is asking May my Lord’s reign Continue for a thousand, Eight thousand generations,Until pebblesGrow into boulders,Covered in moss.

    2. My Name in Japanese is Wiriamua the A sounds like a in father, but shorter. I sounds like ee in meet, but shorter. U sounds like oo in hook, but with less rounding of the lips.)

    3. Hawaii has such a diverse population because 1,500 years ago Polynesians traveled to Hawaii bringing there beliefs in gods and demigods with them. An interesting fact that Ilearned was that the Polynesians travelled over 2,000 miles in canoes to get to Hawaii
    4. One interesting fact that I learned was that methane gas can explode and rocks the size of a volks wagon bug.
    5. In 1941 the Dodgers and the Yankees played in the world series, and the Yankees won. Ted Williams had the highest batting average until 2002. Dolph Camilli won the MVP award for the Yankees in 1941.
    6. Under The Blood Red Sun was a very good book. I liked this book because it showed the difficulties and struggles of a Japanese American family. I also LIked the book because it told some interesting facts about Pearl Harbor.

  44. 1. Kimi-gay-o. I do agree with Tomi, the song is pretty slow. The song is the SHORTEST anthem!! It seems so slow and long though! The song asks that the people keep there honor to Japan for thousands of years to come.

    2.My name is Kootonii.

    3. When I was reading I saw that Polynesians, Marquesians, and Thiti’s arrived. This was a lot of years ago, centuries, decades! More cultures probably came over the years as well.
    – Hawaii was made the 50th state in 1959.

    4. I learned that you should stay off the lava benches, because they can collapse immediatley. Rocks the size of Volkswagen cars can blast out from the lava plum.

    5. Joe Dimaggio won an accolade, as well as Whit Wyatt.
    – Dodgers vs. Yankees.
    – Yankees

    6. The Blood Red Sun, was an o.k book. It was not my cup of tea. But I must admit that it gave a good image of what a Japanese boy would have felt during the bombing of Pearl Harbor. I would advise people who are into war history to read thid book. As for me, I am not a war type person. I would rather read a book about Hitler’s Germany. Even though that is considerd war, I still think it’s more interesting than the Japanese bombing Pearl Harbor. That being said, this book did not really appeal to me.

  45. Hi Mrs.Donofrio,
    1.I don’t think it is the slowest song ever but I think it is pretty long. The song is about Japan’s regin will last for 10 thousand years, and that Japan stays strong.
    2. Shidonii
    3. Hawaii reminds them all of the of the architecture of their land. For example the island is surrounded or is near water depending on were you are.
    4. When you hike you must follow a certain path, bring lots of water, wear the right gear, etc…
    5. The Yankees won the worlds series, Joe DiMaggio set a new batting record .341.
    6. I liked Under The Blood Red Sun because, it had everything family, history, action. The authors writing couldn’t have been better it made me feel as is I was living through the book. The book also taught me more about the war which I would like to learn more about.
    -Sydney

  46. 3) Hawaii is a melting pot because of the different races that live there from the people that already do and people that stopped at the island.
    4) I learned that volcanoes are boiling hot and when the volcano erupts you should stay away from lava bench because they get hot and are not stable and they may break.
    5)Joe DiMaggio was in the hall of fame. The two teams that played in the 1941 World Series were the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Yankees won.
    6)I liked Under The Blood Red Sun. I thought it was a very interesting book because it showed how two races could come together. I learned a lot of the attack of Pearl Harbor which I thought was very interesting and learned a ton of new things about it I’ve never known before!

  47. 1. Kimi Ga Yo is what Grandpa was singing on page 79. I agree with Tomi that the Kimi Ga Yo is a long song. The song asks for Japan to reign for 10,000 years. It is one of the worlds shortest anthems.

    2. Maseidiizu-Mercedes

    3. Many people migrated to Hawaii because of the sugar and pineapple plantations that fueled the economy.

    4. To be careful of lava benches because they are very unsturdy and could blow steam at any time. Bring lots of water.

    5. The Dodgers played the Yankees and won. One of Tomi’s favorite baseball players is Joe Dimaggio.

    6. I liked “Under the Blood Red Sun.” I liked learning about the state of Hawaii and about Pearl Harbor. And Tomi’s coming of age throughout the book.
    ~Mercedes

  48. 1. The songs the grandfather sings is the Japanese National Anthem, Kimigayo. I do agree that it is the slowest song in history. It’s one of the world’s shortest national anthems still in use. It asks that Japan continue its reign for many years to come.

    2. This is the URL to the website showing how my name is spelled and pronounced since i couldn’t copy and paste it. http://japanesetranslator.co.uk/dictionaries/your-name-in-japanese/?forename=Daniela&style=1

    3. 1,500 years ago the Polynesians migrated to Hawaii and sailed over 2,000 miles in canoes. 500 years later settlers from Tahiti arrived bringing their beliefs on their gods and a taboo system with them.

    4. I learned that you should be prepared by dressing appropriately (boots, pants, gloves, etc.) and bringing extra supplies such as water and flashlights. I also learned about lava benches and how even though they look stable, they can be there today and gone by tomorrow.

    5. The Dodgers played against the Yankees and the Yankees won the World Series. Dolph Camilli won an MVP Award.

    6. I did enjoy this book. It was a great story that showed the true meaning of a friendship and courage. Tomi’s friendship with Billy and Billy”s loyalty to Tomi and his family was one of my favorite things throughout the book.

  49. 3. Hawaii was first founded by the Polynesians. The Polynesians traveled 200 miles by canoe to get there. Then in 1778 Captain James Cook landed on Hawaii, and naming the achipeligo islands
    the “sandwich islands” after the Earl of Sandwich. In the 20th cuntury suger and pineapple brought Japenese, chinese, Portugeuse, and Philipenes to Hawaii. I did not know that the Hawaians invented surfing.

    4. I did not know anything about lava benches. I didn’t know that when lava meets water it causes a huge explosions. Also you have to be very prepared you have lots of water, gloves, flashlight (with extra bateries), long pants, and no flip-flops. I also didn’t know that a huge section of a volcano could be gone within just one day.

    5. Whit Wyatt finished third in the MVP voting. The Dodgers also led the league in every offensive catigory. That is impressive. It came down to the New York Yankees vs. The Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1941 Fall Classic (a.k.a the World Series). The Yanks won the 1941 World Series.

    6. Under the Blood Red Sun is now one my top 5 favorite books I’ve ever read. It is about Tomi and his friends playing baseball and hanging out. But then when Tomi and his friend Billy are playing baseball they are suddenly attacked by the Japenese. The island of Oahu is blown up and Tomi’s papa and Ojii-chan (grampa) are arrested. Tomi then has to try to get things back to normal.

  50. 1. The song that Grampa sings on page 79 is Kimi Gayo, the Japanese national anthem. I do agree with Tomi that Kimi Gayo is the slowest song in history. Kimi Gayo is the shortest national anthem in the world. It ask Japan to keep control of the world forever.

    2. This is my name in Japanese and it is pronounced HANTAA.

    3. Hawaii became such a diverse melting pot because of the climate and crops. Hawaii became a state in 1959.

    4. Lava rocks the size of Volkswagen Bugs can explode in the air. At night its is pitch black in Hawaii, so you could only see a section of the volcano with your flashlight.

    5. Pee Wee Reese batted .239 in the 1941 regular season.

    6. I liked the book because I learned more about Pearl Harbor and the Japanese. I liked when Tomi plays a game of baseball against the Kaka’ ako boys. I also liked when Tomi gives the katana to Kimi.

  51. 3.I learned that approximentally 1,500 years ago polynesians first set foot on Hawaii Island.

    4.Lava can form quickly and dissolve quickly.

    5.Joe Dimajio, the yankees won.

    6. At sometimes in the book I liked reading it for fun and other times it seemed like work. Over all I thought that Under The Blood Red Sun was very inspiring. I liked the book. I am surprised that I liked the book because I prefer fantasy books.

  52. 4.I learned that volcanoes are dangerous they also very explosive and you should be careful and be prepared by having gloves hiking boots and watch out for cracks when hiking up a volcano.
    5. I put number five as number four on the first part of my post.
    6. I thought that the under the blood run sun book was a really good book. Because it was about world war 2. And Tomi who is a American born Japanese boy who is disliked by some people. Just because he is Japanese but he also has friends that stand up for him such as Billy.

  53. 1,) The song is called Kimi gayo. It is Japan’s national anthem. I do agree with Tomi’s description of the song. It is very slow. It has the award for the shortest or the most repetitive song. The song asks for Japan to keep it’s beauty and to last a long time. 2.)My name in Japanese is pronounced “Marrori”. It looks like P O I J – ( but in a Japanese script) 3.) Hawaii is a very diverse state now because people from all different cultures have moved there and brought their heritage with them. I learned that Hawaii became the 50th state in 1959. 4.) I learned that the air on the volcano can get up to 100 degrees farenheit. also, that volcano bench’s are very unsturdy. 5.) The Yankees and the Dodgers played in the world series of 1941. The Yankees won. Dolph Camilli won the MVP award, and Joe Dimagio got into the hall of fame. 6.) Under the blood red sun is a book about friendship and Japanese heritage. It teaches us about independence and making it through hard times. I liked this book because it was entertaining with all the stuff going on during perl harbor. I didn’t get bored often; Those are the best kind of books!

  54. Web Quest Answers

    1) Grandpa listens to the song called, “Kimi Ga Yo”. I do agree with Tomi because the song probably is the slowest song ever. Even though it is very slow, it is the shortest national anthem in the world. The song asks for Japans reign to last for 10,000 years.
    2) http://japanesetranslator.co.uk/dictionaries/your-name-in-japanese/ is a link to what my name looks like in Japanese. i had trouble trying to copy and paste it. It is pronounced like Makku. The “A” is soft like in “father”.
    3) Hawaii has a diverse population because it used to be a very common place for ships to come to and from. Over the years Hawaii was controlled by a lot of different people of different races. The first people to set foot on Hawaii were the Polynesians nearly 1,500 years ago.
    4) In this video I learned that volcanos aren’t only dangerous when they erupt. Volcanos can hard when certain gases ignite and that can cause rocks to shoot out into the air. I also learned that it is important to wear gloves and long pants when on volcano trails because the rocks are all very sharp and you don’t want to cut yourself.
    5) In 1941 it was the New York Yankees playing the Brooklyn Dodgers. The Yankees won in only 5 games. One of Tomi’s favorite players might have been Dolph Camilli. Dolph won League MVP and had the record for most home runs that year. (34)
    6) Under the Blood Red Sun was a very good book. I liked it because it showed how life would have been for a Japanese boy in Hawaii during WW2. It was an easy book to read because there was always something important happening in the story. The book wasn’t just all dull and gloomy like the subject that it is about. It is actually mostly happy until more towards the end when the bombing happens. Even after the bombing Tomi goes on with life last he would have before. He left his past behind and looks towards the future.

  55. 3. Hawaii developed a very flourish culture by sailors landing on the island and settling there. One thing I didn’t know about Hawaii was that fact that at one point, it used to be a monarchy.

    4. I learned that volcano’s rocks can have chemical reactions when ignited with some methane and pressure. I also learned that tours on a volcano need to be taken with caution.

    5. The Yankees and the Dodgers were some of Tomi’s favorite baseball teams. Although Tomi liked them both, he stuck with the Dodgers when they both went to the World Series, unfortunately, the Yankees won.

    6. “Under the Blood Red Sun” was a fascinating and different book. It had very good morals and a strong message to those who read the book. I have to say for the many times the author has ever written of Japanese-Hawaiian life, this one has to be one of his best. I liked the book a lot because of how some of the book made me feel like I was sympathizing with some of the characters. It had a good story, nice setting, awesome group of characters, and a very respectable message.

  56. 1. On page 79, Grandpa sings “Kimi Ga Yo”, the Japanese National Anthem. I agree with Tomi that it is the slowest song in history. It holds the record for being one of the world’s shortest national anthem. The song asks for Japan to reign for the next 10,000 years.
    2. My name, Emma, looks like an I, a U, and a P. The “A” sounds like the a in father, but shorter. The “E: sounds like the e in met.
    3. In the 20th century, sugar and pineapple plantations fueled Hawaii’s economy bringing an influx of Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, and Portuguese immigrants. I also learned that a Captain James Cook named the archipelago the “Sandwich Islands”.
    4. I learned that you have to be careful where you step when you’re walking, avoid unstable lava benches, and bring lots and lots of water.
    5. One of Tomi’s favorite baseball players is Joe DiMaggio. The Yankees and the Dodgers played the World series that year and the Yankees had won.
    6. I enjoyed Under the Blood-Red Sun. I liked learning about the attack on Pearl Harbor and also some Japanese words. I would recommend this to anyone looking to read a good book.

  57. 1. Grandpa sings the song kimigayo. Yes I think it is the slowest song in history. It one of the the shotest National Anthem still in use. The song asked for the loyalty of Japan.

    2. My name in Japane is Burandon.

    3. Hawaii devoloped a population from settelers from Taniti arrived and then captian cook landed on Kauai. A interesting piece of information that I found was how sugar and pinaple plantations fuled Hawaiis economy.

    4. I learned that sometimes it is dangerous and you have to wear proper clothes and bring lots of water.

    5. The players are Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams and the Yankees played the Dogers and the Yankees won the championship.

    6. The book “Under the Blood Red Sun” is about a kid name Tomi and how is trying to learn how to become a man. Tomi meets a freind name Billy. Than duringthe story the Japenese bomb Pearl Harbor. Yes I liked the book because it helped me learn about freindship.

  58. 1. The song that Grandpa sings, The Japanese National Anthem, is the slowest song in history. The Kimi Gayo is also the shortest national anthem in current use. The song asks Japan to continue to rule.

    2. My name was not in the data base but my name would sound like Brittany – Brittani

    3.History on Hawaii – About 1,500 years ago, Polynesians first came to Hawaii. 500 years later, settlers from Tahiti came bringing their gods and demi-gods. Hawaiian culture flourished over time bringing new sports like surfing. In the 1800’s, Hawaii became a port for seamen, whalers, and trade men. In the 20th century sugar and pineapple brought people from Japan, China, Portugal, and the Flilpines. This mix of immigrants ethnics is why the population of Hawaii is so diverse today.

    4. I learned that you need a flashlight because it gets dark very quickly, water. Beware of the cracked ground and make sure to walk carefully. wear gloves, boots,and long pants. You are responsible for your own safety.

    5.Joe Dimaggio as well as Whit Wyatt
    Dodgers vs. Yankees
    Yankees won the world series in 1941.

    6. Under the Blood Red Sun was a good book. I learned a lot about the history of Pearl Harbor. I also liked the characters in the story how Tomi’s family shows loyalty to their country and how Billy symbolizes what a good friend is like. My favorite part was when Tomi stood up to Keet, it shows maturity, and coming of age.

  59. 1.) I do agree Tomi’s description of it as the slowest song in history. It’s one of the shortest national anthems in current use. The song asks for may Japan’s reign last for 10,000 years until the pebbles grow into boulders lush with moss.

    2.) Autumn Nelson is Ootamu Neruson

    3.) Polynesians can to Hawaii by just by the stars, over a 200 mile tip on a boat. Hawaii’s culture came to be several races

    4.) I learned lava is sharp and the ground is uneven and cracked. I also learned that the air temperature can exceed 100 degrees F

    5.) Dolph Camilli. Dodgers and the New York Yankees played the 1941 World Series, and the Yankees won.

  60. 1. Grandpa sings Kimigayo the Japanese National Anthem. I do agree with Tomi, the song is very slow. The song is known for being one of the shortest and prettiest National Anthems in the world.

    2. コーガン is how you spell my name in Japanese and it sounds like Cogagn.

    3. There where explorors, kingdoms, colonists, ect. that settled here and some people from those groups decided to stayin Hawaii. I did not know that kings actually ruled Hawaii at one time.

    4. I did not know as much as I thought I knew about volcanoes. One thing that I thought was interesting was the lava bench and how they would be gone the next day.

    5. The Brooklyn Dodgers and the Yankees played in the world series and the Yankees won. Dolph Camilli won the 1941 National League MVP Award, and two of Camilli’s teammates, Pete Reiser and Whit Wyatt, finished second and third in the vote.

    6. UBRS was a really good book and gave good imagery on how the people felt and acted when the attack on Pearl Harbor happened. The book also listed ways that the Japanese people where challenged after this happened to Hawaii. It also was put through a kid’s point of view so it was easier for me to relate to.

  61. Greetings Mrs. Donofrio,
    Here are my answers to the questions on this homework assignment webquest.

    1. The song that Grandpa sings on page 79 of the novel is the national anthem of Japan called “Kimigayo.” I do not agree with Tomi’s description of “Kimigayo” as the slowest song in history but it is still an extremely slow song. A record that the Japanese national anthem holds is the world’s shortest nation anthem in use today because of its length of only 11 measures and 32 characters. The song asks for Japan to reign for thousands of years to come.

    2. I could not spell Michael in the Japanese alphabet because I don’t have it programmed on my computer. My name Michael is spelled and pronounced “Maikeru” in Japanese. Although consonant sounds are pronounced differently while saying “Maikeru.” “A” sounds like a in father, but shorter. “I” sounds like ee in meet, but shorter. “U” sounds like oo in hook, but with less rounding of the lips. “E” sounds like e in met.

    3. There are many reasons different cultures and ethic groups are in Hawaii. Polynesians from the Marquesas Islands were the first to set foot on Hawaii Island. Polynesians sailed over 2000 miles in canoes to migrate to the Hawaii islands. 500 years later, settlers from Tahiti arrived bringing the Kapu system with them. In 1778, Captain James Cook opened the doors west to Hawaii for future immigration. In 1820, Protestant missionaries traveled to Hawaii and filled the empty places for settling. Hawaii then became a port for seaman, traders, and whalers, making the whaling industry boom bringing more cultures to Hawaii. Western influence continued to grow in time and in 1893, American Colonists took over Hawaii and its economy peacefully. In 1898, Hawaii joined as a territory to the United States. In the 1900’s, sugarcane and pineapple plantations controlled Hawaii’s economy bringing Japanese, Chinese, Filipino and Portuguese immigrants. Today, people are attracted to the sun, beach, and surfing giving another reason for people to settle in Hawaii. These are all reasons why the mix of immigrant ethnicities makes Hawaii’s population so diverse today. Another interesting piece of information I read was during the years of growth for Hawaii, western disease killed a large amount of Native Hawaii population. I also learned Hawaii was separated into factions and was unified by Kamehamha into one royal kingdom in 1810.

    4. I learned to bring a lot of water while viewing volcanoes because the air temperature can be extremely hot. Wear boots or shoes, long pants, and gloves to avoid any burns. Bring a flashlight to stay away from any hazards during nighttime. Don’t go over to an area where lava is burning over vegetation because there could be an explosion of methane gas. Do not get close to a lava beach because there are many ways you could get killed.

    5. Joe DiMaggio won an accolade in 1941 and Whit Wyatt placed in third for the 1941 National League MVP Award. The Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees played in the World Series. The Yankees ended up winning the World Series.

    6. I really enjoyed the novel Under The Blood Read Sun because of the constant action and excitement, a great setting, and a different point of view from a Japanese American during the attack on Pearl Harbor. I also liked the characters Graham Salisbury picked to tell the story such as Tomi, Mose, Rico, Billy, Ojii-chan, Sanji, and the antagonist Keet. All the characters have different backgrounds, cultures, personalities, and some characters represent something like Billy the good people of America and Keet the disgraceful and mean. I would defiantly recommend this book for anyone to read and I thank Mrs. Donofrio for picking a wonderful novel.

  62. 1.Kimi ga yo. Yes it is kind of a slow song. They keeprecords of all the times that the song has been changed. For japanto rain for the next ten years.

    2.Hanna

    3.I learned that they named an island after the Earl of sandwitch.

    4. Always be prepaired with a strong flash light and food and water.

    5.Joe Dimagio, Ted Williams.

    6. I thought under the blood red sun was a good book. I loved all the charters, they were very detailed. I also learned a bunch of new japanese words. Over all it was great!

  63. 1. Grampa sings the Kimi ga yo on page 75. I think this song would be extremely slow and boring for a kid like Tomi, but I don’t think it’s the slowest of all time. The song was based on a Waka poem written in the Heian period. The Song tells for to reign for a long time and for the Japanese to stay strong.
    2. My name is spelled Eeron in Japaneese.
    3. Hawaii is called the melting because of it immense culture and diversity. Hawaii became so diverse because it was a hotspot for immigration from small islands and other pacific countries. An interesting fact I learned is that in the 20th century, sugar and pineapple plantations fueled Hawaii’s economy and sparked immigration from Asian countries like China and Japan.
    4. I learned that when lava flows into the water and cools it can form new land forms. I also learned that rocks the size of vans can be blown into the air by methane gas.
    5. I learned that in 1941 the New York Yankees beat the Brook land Dodgers in the World Series and Whit Whyyat came second in the pools for MVP that year.
    6. I like Under the blood red sun because it happened in world war two and gave historical facts about the world war. I also liked it because it was about a kid around my age and talked about his struggles. Another reason I liked this book is because it talked a lot about baseball and the 1941 World Series.
    -Aaron

  64. 1. The song is Kimigayo. I don’t agree with Tomi’s description of this being the longest song. I don’t agree with this mostly because it holds a record for being one of the shortest anthems currently in use. The song asks that the emperor’s reign will last for a long time.

    2. My name in Japanese looks and sounds like this Kurisutiina.

    3. The reason that Hawaii is so diverse is because many different people landed on this archipelago during many different centuries. This mix of different races is what makes Hawaii so diverse. I learned from reading the webpage that whale hunting in Hawaii started in 1820, which is the same year the Protestant missionaries arrived.

    4. This video teaches you how to prepare yourself for lava safety. It names different things that you can bring with you to stay safe. I learned that the lava bench is the most dangerous part because it contains hydrochloric acid, which can cause even worse problems for people with breathing problems. I also learned that lava benches can disappear overnight.

    5. Joe Dimaggio received praise. Also the Dodgers played the Yankees, and the Yankees beat them.

    6. I liked Under the Blood Red Sun. I thought this book taught me more about Pearl Harbor and I thought it was interesting to see a side of the story that is told from a Japanese-American point of view. I also thought that it showed maturity, it showed coming of age.

  65. hey Mrs.Donofrio here are my answers to the web quest.
    1.I somewhat agree with Tomi, it is a pretty slow song, but not the slowest ever The lyrics are based on a Waka poem written in the Heian period. The song is saying for Japan to stay strong through anything.
    2.my name in Japanese is pronounced “Kerushi”
    3.The whaling industry boom flourished in Lahuina harbor in Maui. Throughout these years of growth, western disease took a heavy toll on the native Hawaiian population. I also learned that in 1778, captian James Cook, landed on Kauai at Waimea bay.
    4.I learned that the bench is probably the most dangerous, because it can burn you
    5.Joe DiMaggio. The Dodgers, and the Yankees played in the world series. The Yankees won.
    6. I personally loved this book! I couldn’t put the book down! I would suggest this book to anyone, it always keeps you guessing!

    ~kelsey

  66. The Webquest was really fun! I actually learned a lot!

    1. Grandpa is liste4ning and singing the song called Kimigayo. Yes, it is a very, very slow song. It is one of the world’s shortest anthems in current use. It is asking Japan to reign until it is unable to reign anymore.

    2. My name, Makenzie, is pronounced Makenjii.

    3. Hawaii was the 50th state in 1959. Hawaii was discovered or it was found by numerous people of different cultures at different times. Also in the 20th century, sugar and pineapple plantations fueled Hawaii’s economy, bringing a lot of immigrants. It is the world’s leading explorer of pineapple. It is known as Pineapple Island.

    4. you should pack well before you hike near volcanoes because you are responsible for your own safety. Methane gas and steam plume are gaseous hazards. Lots of water is required for a trip to the volcanoes due to temperatures that can reach over 100 degrees. The lava in Hawaii is sharp and jagged. Keep off the steam benches!

    5. The world series in 1941 was Yankees vs. Brookelyn. The Yankees took the win that year with Tomi’s favorite player, Joe DiMaggio, on the team! In 1939 Joe won the MLB’s most valuable player. Then in 1941 he got a trophy, winning 2nd MVP.

    6. I liked Under The Blood Red Sun a lot. I thought that the author did a great job educating me more about World War II, learning new stuff I didn’t know!
    That also was made possible by Mrs. Donofrio, teaching us so many things about the War. I really liked Tomi’s character and Billy’s character in the book. They had kind souls and I think that if they were people in real life, I would love to be friends with kids like them. I learned a lot about Japanesee culture and heritage from fun characters like Grandpa and Papa. I like the details about the pigeons in the book and how they took them out to fly everyday. It was a great book.

  67. 1. Kimigayo was the name of the song.
    Yes, I also thought the song was very slow.
    The Kimigayo is currently one of the shortest anthems in the world. It asks for Japan to reign for many years.
    2. It is pronounced “MEGAN”. The consonants are pronounced more or less the same way as in English. “A” sounds like a in father, but shorter. “E” sounds like e in met.
    3. I learned that Polynesians first discovered Hawaii, in 1778 Captain James Cook named the archipelago the “Sandwich Island” in honor of the Earl of Sandwich, in 1898 it officially became part of the United States, and in 1959 it became the 50th state and was named the “Aloha State”.
    4. Lava viewing is very dangerous and you need boots/sneakers, long pants, gloves, and three quarts of water of you want to be save while doing it. I also learned that lava benches form when lava flows into the ocean and then hardens.
    5. Dolph Camilli won the MVP award. The Dodgers and the Yankees played, and the Yankees won the 1941 World Series.
    6. UBRS was about a boy named Tomikazu and the bombing of Pearl Harbor. In the story, Tomi has to become the man of the house because his Papa and Ojii-chan were arrested. Tomi learns to stick up for himself and to control himself. I liked the book a lot, because I learned a lot of things I never knew before about World War 2. I also liked how Graham Salsbury made Billy all the good things about America and how Keet represents all the bad things about America. I thought it was really cool how he did that.

  68. The song is Kimigayo, Japan’s National Anthem. I agree it is a VERY slow song but I do like the drums in the background. A record it holds it that it is the shortest National Anthem. The song asks that the King reign forever.

    My name sounds like Burukku. U’s sound just like the English “U” or oo sound

    I think the reason that Hawaii is filled has so many different types of people is because people were either exploring for their own type of land, coming because they felt there religion was sending them there, or because they were trying to use the island to make a new home.

    I didn’t know the ground was so uneven and dangerous.
    The Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees played in the 1941 World Series. The Yankees won. Dolph Camilli won MVP

    I liked the book Under the Blood Red Sun but I didn’t like the part where the dad had to go to jail because he was Japanese and didn’t have an American flag on his boat.

  69. 1.yes
    2. it looks and sound weard i don’t know how to explain
    3. the marquesas first set foot
    4.phil rizzuto. yankees
    5. i don’t know because I did not read. I read the firt 3 chapters. I thought those parts were interesting.

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