The Immigrant Who Became a Senator

That's News to Me

Low Int
Teens & Adults
Grades 9–12

In this digital-only lesson featuring content from The Washington Post, students read a review of Heart of Fire. This memoir chronicles the life of Mazie K. Hirono, a Japanese immigrant who became a US senator. This lesson includes an article as well as comprehension and discussion questions.

Focus

current events
authentic materials
reading

Vocabulary

memoir
partially
restricted
hardship
criticism
abusive
influence
passion
A spinning paper plane