Day 1

Number the Stars Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Why do their mothers tell Annemarie and Ellen to take a different route home from school?

    The mothers emphasize to the girls that they shouldn't stand out or give the soldiers any reason to remember them. Encourage students to understand why this would be the case: the mothers know that the German soldiers are threats, and that any Danish person that they remember is a person who faces greater danger from them.

  2. 2

    What are the differences among the three girls we have met so far—Annemarie, Kirsti, and Ellen?

    Annemarie is athletic, which neither of the other two girls is; Kirsti is stubborn, defensive, and talkative, while it seems both Annemarie and Ellen are...

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