Rescue: Ordinary Individuals Making Extraordinary Decisions

Lesson By: Sandra Rubenstein
Grade Range: 4-6
Time Estimate: Seven 45-minute class periods

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Rescue: Ordinary Individuals: Unit 1

Mette Shayne

Language: English

This unit is designed for those students who have completed a teacher guided reading of Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. The unit theme is about ordinary people who show courage, bravery, and kindness and take risks under extraordinary circumstances of danger. The theme is about not being a bystander in the face of wrongdoing. Video testimony from USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive feature a Holocaust survivor whose experiences mirror those reflected in the novel.