What a great book this is! The story told in Number the Stars is captivating, largely true, and chock full of interesting historical tidbits. This book project is designed to be used with a computer or tablet (perfect for Chromebooks and iPads), while reading the novel. It includes links to more than 25 sites with articles, video, photos, and activities related to the novel in order to help deepen comprehension and better understand the historical background.
The questions and activities included in this hyperlinked PDF document are designed to spark critical thinking and are in line with common core. As always, I’ve taken care to include as many subjects areas as possible.
Tone and Mood
World War II
The rescue of the Danish Jews
The Danish Resistance
The Arctic Circle
How the earth’s tilt affects daylight in the Arctic Circle
Supporting and protecting your friends
This project can be used with your whole class if you have one-to-one devices, with small groups at a computer center, or individually. You can assign all of it or part. This is ideal for students who read at different rates and makes it easy for students to keep up when absent.