Use this engaging activity as an inquiry activity to get students thinking about and predicting events in Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. Students will be split into groups and will be given pictures (provided) or items (provided by you if you choose) to investigate. They will determine the significance of or the event surrounding the item. Direct students to begin to think about what themes may come up in the book based on the items/pictures they evaluate.
This activity can be repeated later when students finish the book.
**This activity is best completed when students have some background knowledge on the Holocaust and WWII or the book itself.