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NCSS: Reliving the Holocaust

Activity Overview

Students review their assigned section of the Number the Stars, a novel by Lois Lowry about the Danish Resistance, as they experience the effects of the Holocaust that occurred during WWII. Students summarize the novel and give an oral presentation.

Before the Activity

See the attached Activity PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity.

Print the appropriate pages from the Activity for your class.

Install the LearningCheck™ App on the students' graphing calculators following the attached instructions.

Explain the directions for a quick read of a novel. A quick read is the process of breaking a book into sections and having each student read and present their information to the class. This approach allows the class to review an entire novel in a brief period of time.

During the Activity

  • Distribute the appropriate pages from the Activity to your class
  • Distribute the LearningCheck™ file(s) to your class using TI Connect™ and the appropriate TI Connectivity cable
  • Follow the procedures outlined in the Activity

  • Students will: Download the ACT1.edc file to the students' handheld devices. Follow the steps outlined in Instructions for Transferring Data from One Device to Another presented at the end of this activity.

    After the Activity

    Have students complete the Debriefing section of the ACT1.edc file in pairs. Inform students that they will be using the information that they learned from this activity in the next activity.