Number the Stars - Theme
Updated: 10/8/2018
Number the Stars - Theme
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Number the Stars Lesson Plans

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Lesson Plans by Becky Harvey

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry, is a realistic historical fiction that portrays a young Danish girl, Annemarie, during the Nazi occupation. Annemarie’s best friend Ellen and her family are Jewish, and as such, are being hunted by the Nazis. Annemarie’s entire family works tirelessly and at their own peril to save Ellen’s family, as well as many others unknown to them. Many, many Danish people secretly rebelled against the unwelcome invasion of their country. As a result, the Danish Resistance formed and members found ways to undermine the Nazis.




Number the Stars

Storyboard Description

Number the Stars Theme of Bravery

Storyboard Text

  • It will attract the Nazi's dogs, but render them unable to smell anything!
  • When running down the street, the girls are stopped by a Nazi Officer.
  • Bravery
  • Peter visits the scientist to help the Rebellion.
  • Stop crying, you idiot girl. Your stupid mother has sent your uncle a handkerchief. In Germany, the women have better things to do.
  • We need to fit everyone into the secret compartment! Quickly!
  • When German soldiers stop Ellen, she has no idea that the handkerchief has a special solution on it that keeps the dogs from smelling. It is elemental in the escape plans that Uncle Henrik has.
  • The Danish Jews had to be very brave to hide in the boat, not knowing if the dogs would be able to sniff them out, allowing for their capture.

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