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1 Number the Stars By Lois Lowry WebQuest by Sunny Thornton Click to Enter
2 Are you prepared to begin? OverviewCongratulations! You have been selected as a very smart fourth grader to work on a mission so important that when you complete it, you will be an EXPERT on Lois Lowry’s novel, Number the Stars.In this mission, you will be asked to follow a series of web links and complete a series of projects. You are going to explore vocabulary used in the novel, the various places in Europe where the book takes place, information on the Holocaust and World War II, and even the Star of David and what it means to Judaism.Are you prepared to begin?Yes! Sign me up!No, thanks.
3 Directions Follow all directions and all steps on each page. When you have completed a section, go back home and move on to the next section.Some sections will ask you to write in your Number the Starts (NTS) Notebook. The directions will be written in green. This notebook will be your assessment and will be due upon completion of the WebQuest.Remember: All underlined words can be clicked on and will take you to another step or page. If a picture asks you to click, then it will also take you to another step or page.
4 Table of Contents Number the Stars Notebook Information Page Key VocabularyMap SkillsCountry ExplorationThe Holocaust and World War IIThe Star of DavidCompare the Rosens to the JohansensFreedomAdditional Children’s Books about the HolocaustAdditional Resources for TeachersReferences
5 You thoughtyou would befunny,didn’t you?I’m ready and excited!!
6 Information PageIn your NTS Notebook, make your first page an information page that includes the following information about Number the Stars:Title:Author:Publisher:Published Date:Number of Pages:Number of Chapters:Awards:
7 -Click on each link to view the vocabulary from each chapter group. Key Vocabulary-Click on each link to view the vocabulary from each chapter group.Chapters 1-4Chapters 5-8Chapters 9-12Chapters 13-16
8 Chapters 1-4 Vocabulary Nazi – Member of the German Party Write these vocabulary words and definitions in your NTS Notebook.Nazi – Member of the German PartyKroner – Money used in Denmark and SwedenHalte – StopOccupation – Taking control of an areaRabbi – Jewish religious leaderRationed – Controlled amount one can useTo KeyVocabulary
9 Chapters 5-8 Vocabulary Star of David – Symbol of Judaism Write these vocabulary words and definitions in your NTS Notebook.Star of David – Symbol of JudaismExasperation – Frustrated annoyanceSpecter – A haunting or disturbing image; a phantomTentatively – Not for certain or permanentTo KeyVocabulary
10 Chapters 9-12 Vocabulary Mourning – A feeling of grief or sadness Write these vocabulary words and definitions in your NTS Notebook.Mourning – A feeling of grief or sadnessTyphus – A severe infectious diseaseSurge – Flood or spill overStaccato – HesitatingTo KeyVocabulary
11 Chapters 13-16 Vocabulary Stricken – Troubled with sorrow Write these vocabulary words and definitions in your NTS Notebook.Stricken – Troubled with sorrowDonned – To dress oneselfContempt – The state of despisingTantalize – To tease or torment by keeping out of reachTo KeyVocabulary
12 Map SkillsIt is important to know where Number the Stars takes place so that when you read you will have some background knowledge on the setting of the story.Explore the map and search for the following: the Baltic Sea, Belgium, Copenhagen, Denmark, France, Holland, the North Sea, Norway, and Sweden.Click to view the map.Once you have finished exploring the map, continue on to the next page.
13 Country Exploration Denmark Sweden Germany Click on each link to learn about the countries in which Number the Stars took place:DenmarkSwedenGermanyIn your NTS Notebook, make a page for each country and include:-Name of country -Picture of the flag -Type of government -Languages spoken -At least two things you found interesting
14 The Holocaust and WWII The Holocaust, Hitler, and World War II Click on the link below to learn more about the Holocaust and why Ellen had to pretend to be Annemarie’s sister.The Holocaust, Hitler,and World War IIIn your NTS Notebook, write the questions and answers to the following questions:1. In what year did Adolf Hitler’s ride to power begin? 2. In what year did Hitler gain complete control of Germany under the Nazi Party? 3. What were Jews ordered to wear? 4. Where were Jews forced to live? 5. How many Jews were killed by the end of the war?
15 The Star of DavidThe Star of David had to be worn by all Jews. Find out what it means and more about it by clicking here:In your NTS Notebook, draw a picture of the Star of David and write about it. What is it? Why were the Jews forced to wear it?Click on the star
16 Compare the Rosens to the Johansens Copy this Venn Diagram into your NTS Notebook and complete it.
17 Freedom Click on the books below to explore the definition of freedom: In your NTS Notebook:-Write your own definition of freedom. What does it mean to you?-Write down 5 freedoms that you now enjoy.-Write a paragraph about how you would feel if those freedoms were suddenly taken away from you.
18 Number the Stars Notebook -In your notebook, you will be asked to record various information from the WebQuest and from class discussions. -At the end of your WebQuest, you will turn in your notebook to be graded.CATEGORYUnsatisfactory 1Satisfactory 2Excellent 3Information Page0-4 filled out correctly in notebook5-6 filled out coreectly in notebook7 filled out correctly in notebookChapters 1-4 VocabularyNo vocabulary writtenSome vocabulary writtenAll vocabulary writtenChapters 5-8 VocabularyChapters 9-12 VocabularyChapters VocabularyDenmarkNot all of the information requested is providedSome information requested is provided or all information requested is required with mistakesAll information requested is provided with no mistakesSwedenGermanyHolocaust and WWII Questions0-2 questions answered correctly3-4 questions answered correctly5 questions answered correctlyStar of DavidNo picture or little to no paragraphA picture is provided along with a 2-3 sentence paragraph of correct informationA picture is provided along with a 5 or more sentence solid paragraph of correct informationVenn DiagramNot filled out/ not filled out correcltyFew statements compared and contrastedWell organized and well thought out statements compared and contrastedFreedomLittle to no self-made definition of freedom, 1-2 freedoms enjoyed, little to no paragraph about freedoms being taken awayA self-made definition of freedom, 3-5 freedoms enjoyed, a 2-3 sentence pararaph about freedoms being taken awayA correct, self-made definition of freedom, 5 freedoms enjoyed, a solid 4-5 or more sentence paragraph about freedoms being taken away
19 ReferencesCraney (2007). Mr. Craney’s Home Page. Retrieved October 1, Web site:Cornish, J.(2003). Elementary Themes. Retrieved October 2, Web site:Pearson Education (2007).Fact Monster. Retrieved October 1, Web site:United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Retrieved October 3, Web site:Yellow Badge. Retrieved October 2, Web site:Additional Children’sBooks about the Holocaust
20 Additional Resources for Teachers -Number the Stars Lesson Plans-Teaching Guide to the Holocaust-Teaching About the Holocaust
21 Additional Children’s Books about the Holocaust No Pretty Pictures by Anita LobelThis book is a memoir of the years the author, brother and nanny spent eluding the Nazis in Poland. It also covers their capture and internment in a concentration camp. The author tries to come to terms with having to pretend to be Christians to survive and how difficult it was to get back to normal when they were reunited with their family at the end of the war.Clara's War by Kathy KacerThe Jews captured and deported from Denmark were sent to a ghetto in Terezin, Czechoslovakia. This novel is set in this ghetto and tells the story of how children made the most of their situation in order to survive.Hide and Seek by Ida VosThis novel tells the story of the experiences of an eight year Jewish girl and her sister during the occupation of Holland by the Nazis. After moving to escape capture, the family is separated and the children wonder if they will ever see each other or their parents again.Four Perfect Pebbles by Lila Perl and Marion LazanMany Jewish children ended up in ghettos from which they were transported to various concentration camps and some to their last days on earth in death camps. This is the story of a girl who experienced, and because of the liberation by the Allies, survived one of these camps.Jacob's Rescue by Malka Drucker and Michael HalperinMany Jewish children escaped being arrested by the Nazis by hiding with Christian families. This novel covers one of these children and the family that saved him.