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Do Now: What is your favorite aspect of spring? Why? What are you most looking forward to doing? Four sentences. Take out your brainstorm
7-9 minutes: Fairy tales Change perspective Tell the story from an object’s point of view
Red/Green Card Survey Green = YES/I AGREE/ME TOO Red = NO/ I DISAGREE/ NOT ME
Yes/No I remember that my independent reading project is due soon.
Yes/No I have finished my independent reading book.
Yes/No I spent more than $50 this week.
Yes/No 9 times out of 10, food tastes better when somebody else makes it.
Yes/No I have tried the new bistro line.
Yes/No Sticks and stones can break your bones, but words can never hurt you.
Yes/No Actions are more powerful than words
Yes/No Words can be used to hurt or help
Yes/No There are people who will always do the right thing… no matter the consequences
Yes/No Words can cause war
Yes/No Those that truly love us would never abandon us.
Yes/No Guilt and our conscience can lead us to do things we wouldn’t otherwise do
Yes/No Death is ugly and scary.
Yes/No War is the way to peace.
Yes/No It is important to establish your own political beliefs.
Yes/No It is justifiable to steal something if you are in desperate need of it
Yes/No Blind obedience is often dangerous
An Introduction to The Book Thief Written by Markus Zusak Lives in Sydney, Australia Wrote his first book at 16 Grew up hearing stories about Nazi Germany, about the bombing of Munich, and the Jews being marched through his mother’s small German town
Summary Takes place in Nazi Germany A young girl whose mother is too poor to care for her and her brother is sent to live with a foster family Liesel is our main character She doesn’t know how to read but steals her first book before she gets to the foster family’s home
Key Concepts Foreshadowing: our narrator is death, so he knows how this story ends. Death constantly gives things away before we get to read about them Colors: Death tries to focus on colors instead of humans Stealing: occurs throughout the story (not just books) Guilt, abandonment, and dehumanization are other key concepts
Historical Events Covered Kristallnact Also referred to as Night of the Broken Glass Series of attacks against Jews in Nazi Germany and Austria on November 9-10, 1938 Jewish homes were ransacked and destroyed by civilians and stormtroopers.
Kristallnact 91 Jews killed 30,000 Jewish men—a quarter of all Jewish men in Germany– were taken to concentration camps where they were tortured for months with over 1,000 of the dying.
Kristallnact 1,668 synagogues ransacked 267 of them were set on fire Trigger of attacks: ◦ The assassination of German dipolomat Ernst vom Rath by Herschel Grynzspan, a German- born Polish Jew in Paris, France ◦ Goebbels wanted to turn it into fuel for the persecution of Jews
Homework: For tomorrow (Thursday) have the prologue and study guide questions done For Monday: Part One (17-80)