NUMBER THE STARS by Lois Lowry - Google Earth Introduction Tour

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Number the Stars Google Earth is a high-engagement way to give an Introduction Tour of the geography of the novel's world. The first time I busted out Google Earth on the projector to introduce a unit, students were riveted. And they still are...every time.

* We've filmed a YouTube video tutorial to acquaint you with the software.

* Make sure you have the ability to unzip a folder to view the content inside. We've filmed a YouTube video tutorial to acquaint you with unzipping files.

TEXT: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
LEVEL: 5th-9th
COMMON CORE: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9

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This resource can be purchased as part of NUMBER THE STARS Unit Teaching Package (by Lois Lowry).

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The Østerbrogade shopping strip, Hillerød and Nørrebro bombing locations, Amalienborg Castle, and all of AnneMarie's train ride up to visit Uncle Henrik...and many of the 22 locations zoomed in to the 3D street view. It's rockin awesome.

This Google Earth tour has 22 important locations saved for you to visit with your students (page numbers included for easy navigation with the novel, Number the Stars):

* Copenhagen
* Østerbrogade - main shopping strip
* Hillerød - bombing site
* Nørrebro - bombing site
* Amalienborg Castle
* Denmark
* Norway
* Holland
* Belgium
* France
* Sweden
* Nazi Germany - The Nazi Party rally grounds, where they held 6 rallies between 1933-1938
* Kattegat
* Tivoli Gardens
* Deer Park
* Klampenborg Station
* Gilleleje
* Baltic Sea
* Helsingør
* Kronborg Castle (aka Kronborg Slot)
* North Sea
* Ryvangen

INSTRUCTIONS FOR LOADING THE NUMBER THE STARS TOUR:

NOTE: If you haven't used Google Earth before, you'll want to leave yourself enough time to download the program and acquaint yourself a little bit with it. But guaranteed...this interactivity is totally worth it!!!

(1) Make sure you have the ability to unzip a folder to view the content inside
(2) Make sure your computer has the program Google Earth. It is a powerful, free program available through www.Google.com.
(3) Open Google Earth
(4) Click "File > Open"
(5) Locate your "NUMBERTHESTARSGoogleEarthTour.kmz" file on your computer.
(6) In Google Earth under the heading "Temporary Places," you should now see a list of locations.
(7) You can then save the tour into your Google Earth for easy future use.
(8) And if you click on any of the location links, the map will zoom in straight to that location.
(9) Please let us know if you need any further assistance.
(10) Enjoy!

Enjoy Number the Stars!

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OTHER NUMBER THE STARS RESOURCES:

> NUMBER THE STARS Unit Teaching Package (by Lois Lowry)

> KWL Organizer Chart for Notetaking
> Google Earth Introduction Tour
> Intro Notes PowerPoint
> Conflict Graphic Organizer - 6 Types of Conflict
> Plot Chart Organizer Diagram Arc
> Journal - Quickwrite Writing Prompts - PowerPoint
> Vocabulary List and Quiz Assessment
> Characters (by Lois Lowry)
> Figurative Language
> Little Red Riding Hood
> Essay Topics & Grading Rubrics
> Video Interview with Lois Lowry

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POETRY UNITS:

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1 hour

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NUMBER THE STARS by Lois Lowry - Google Earth Introduction Tour
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