Courage to Act Curriculum Grade 4, 5, and 6
Courage to Act Curriculum Grade 6, 7, and 8

About the guide

These Pre- and Post-Visit lessons provide support for your students’ visit to the Museum’s exhibition Courage to Act: Rescue in Denmark. This major exhibition, created for students aged 9 and up, tells the remarkable story of the rescue of the Danish Jews during the Holocaust. Together, Jewish and non-Jewish neighbors of all ages mobilized to create one of the most effective—and exceptional—examples of mass resistance, mutual aid, and escape in modern history. Nearly 95% of Denmark’s Jewish population was saved.

This curriculum was written by Dawn Panebianco.

Curriculum: Number the Stars

Explore the Museum’s curriculum for Number the Stars, Lois Lowry’s groundbreaking book, which tells the story of the Danish Rescue through the eyes of a child.

Film: Voices in the Void

Voices in the Void tells the story of the Melchior family in occupied Denmark in 1943 and their escape to Sweden, thanks to the assistance of their Danish compatriots, particularly clergy and fishermen.