Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
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Courage in Chaos
Students will study the quality of courage found among both survivors and rescuers during the Holocaust of World War II. Students will reflect on their own courage as they decide if they would make a stand to protect persecuted people with beliefs that are different from theirs. This unit plan includes handouts and is designed for grades 6-7.

Number the Stars
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Number the Stars
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Number the Stars
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Number the Stars
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Number the Stars--World War II Literature Unit
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Study Guide for the Novel Number the Stars
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Historical Background
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