Home of the Brave!

Home of the Brave

Home of the Brave

Below are photos of Sudan, and a video of a refugee camp in Kenya, to better help you understand Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate. How does this background information help you understand the story we’re reading in class?

A boy in Sudan

A boy in Sudan. This is what Kek would have looked like.

 

Cattle herding in Sudan. Kek remembers herding his father’s cattle.                              Picture source: cartercenter.org

 

Cattle herding in Sudan. Compare these cows with the ones in the photo above. This could be Ganwar herding his father’s cattle.                                                                                                    Picture source: kwekudee-tripdownmemoryland.blogspot.com

CLICK HERE for a video about the effect of Sudan’s civil war on its people.

Can you find Sudan on this map? The country has now split into two countries: North Sudan and South Sudan. Kek is from South Sudan.

Can you find Sudan on this map? The country has now split into two countries: Sudan and South Sudan. Kek is from South Sudan.

 

  1. How does this background information help you understand the story we’re reading in class? Is this what you were picturing while reading the story? Has this background information helped you understand Kek better? How? Explain your thinking.

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