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Number the Stars

an instructional prezi for use with Number the Stars, for teachers and students
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Number the Stars
Number the Stars
by Lois Lowery
L670
Genre: Historical Fiction
Author bio: Lois Lowery
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/contributor/lois-lowry
Background Knowledge
Number the Stars
Two countries of focus:
Denmark and Sweden
Adolf Hitler: Germany's dictator, Leader of the Nazi Party
The Danish Boat
Those who practice Judaism, the religion developed among the ancient Hebrews. It stresses a belief in God and conforms to strict Jewish rites, ceremonies, and practices. It is a nationality as well as a religion. Jews tend to have darker hair, eyes, and skin than non-Jewish people.
JEWS
Dreidel, Scroll (Torah), Star of David, Kiddush cup, Ten Commandment tablets, and a Menorah
Kippah (skull cap)
CHARACTERS
What is Hanukkah?
Compare and Contrast: Annemarie in the woods vs. Little Red Riding Hood
Symbolism
Themes
Real-life connection and Writing Topics
http://judaism.about.com/od/holidays/a/hanukkah.htm
Annemarie Johansen
Ellen Rosen
Kirsti Johansen
The Johansens
The Rosens
Peter Nielsen
Uncle Henrik
the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities
Star of David
Swastika
http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/numberthestars/themes.html
The Woods
Seashell
What would you do if you were the Johansens? Would you risk hiding a Jew in your home?
Would you risk trekking through the woods with an important (and possibly dangerous) package?
What is the true meaning of friendship?
Name some real life heroes. (Not the superhero variety!)
Stand up for what you believe in.
Our story begins in WWII Europe, 1943.
Literature Connection:
Wonder
by R.J. Palacio
pages 168-173, 177-179, 208-210, 265-272, 282-283,
& the Julian Chapter
Julian=Hitler
Julian's side=Nazis
Jack, Auggie, and friends=Jews
Rescue by Amos, Miles, and Henry=Danish Resistance and also end of war
Grandmere's story of WWII
Setting
http://www.ducksters.com/history/world_war_ii/holocaust.php
World War II/Holocaust Informational Text with questions:
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