When the Nazis invade Poland in 1939, Yulian and his mother flee their home. They find refuge in the Russian-occupied sector of their country. But as a Jewish family, they know they won't be safe for long. In desperation, they decide on a risky escape attempt, hiring a guide to take them secretly over the snow-covered Carpathian Mountains to a neighboring country. But a mother and child have never tried this dangerous route before. Readers will never forget their true story of courage and heroism.
This 29-page novel packet includes questions for each of the 21 chapters, including the afterword. Also included are vocabulary words for students to define or use in a complete sentence. Chapters are grouped in sets of two allowing spacing so that students are able to respond directly onto the worksheet.
Enrichment sheets are included so students are better able to associate this sensitive issue.
Enrichment Sheets Include:
Where is Poland?
What Happened During an Air Raid?
What is a Gas Mask?
What is Communism?
Understanding Character Feelings
Where are the Carpathian Mountains?
What Would You Bring in Your Knapsack?
Jewish Signs and Symbols
U.S. Marching Songs
Extra! Extra! Read All About It!
JEWISH HERITAGE NOVELS AND ACTIVITIES
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