Teacher Guide

Number the Stars Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    Students will be able to understand Annemarie's journey, both in its historical context and as it relates to their own lives.

  2. 2

    Students will be able to understand and analyze the themes in the novel relating to courage, everyday actions, friendship, and resistance.

  3. 3

    Students will be able to use Lowry's narrative as a jumping-off point for engaging with the historical moment of the Holocaust.

  4. 4

    Students will be able to write creative and expository pieces about and inspired by Number the Stars.

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