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Literature Unit - Number the Stars
by Kim A. Howe, M.S.
In this Newberry Award winning novel, two friends’ lives are turned upside down as a result of the Nazi occupation of Denmark. Jewish people all over Europe are facing persecution, and it is only becoming more extreme. Ellen and her family fear for their freedom and their lives. Annemarie’s family risks everything by taking Ellen into their home and eventually helping Jewish families as they try to escape being captured by the Nazi army. In this unit learn common proofreading symbols that will help you edit and revise your writing assignments. Then pretend you are a journalist writing and expository piece for a magazine article that highlights Denmark’s involvement in World War II.
This unit can be used independently, but it is also designed to be used concurrently with the social studies unit World Wars I and II.