This 19-slide animated PowerPoint provides an introduction to World War II, Adolf Hitler, concentration camps, the Holocaust, and other important background information.
Before reading "Number the Stars", students should have a good understanding of what was going on in the world at that time. This PowerPoint is the perfect way to introduce them to these events. The presentation helps students to comprehend the injustice and look deeper into the Holocaust.
Links for the photographs are included in the last two slides.
I showed this to my class today and they were mesmerized! THey said the book looked "Creepy" before we watched the power point and afterwords they couldn't wait to get started reading. It was excellent.
You're welcome! I completely agree with you - which is why I created it. Glad you can use it!
November 8, 2012
I thought this was a great powerpoint. I'm just a little nervous that the pictures and content (even though its facts) but be a little bit too much for my 5th graders...nervous if I'll hear anything back from the parents. I personally think it's very important to expose students to this part of world history. I have to decide if and how I'll show the powerpoint. But I think the content is excellent.
Thanks for the feedback! I agree with you that it's incredibly important to expose the students to this information. I hope parents can understand that as well! I teach in a small Christian school and all of the parents knew that we were discussing this time period ahead of time, so they could speak with their children about it before learning more information in class. That was helpful but I honestly don't think any of the parents minded their children being exposed to this era of history. Hope everything turns out ok!