Getting to Know... Stern Ohne Himmel

Suitable for:
  • Edexcel AS & A Level

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of Stern Ohne Himmel. Students will get to know this thought-provoking book, based on real events, about morality, friendship and questioning authority in Nazi Germany, and be fully prepared for the Edexcel writing exam. The structure offers the perfect balance between guided classwork and independent study:

  • Before: An introduction to the historical background of the book enables students to understand topics such Nazi propaganda and the burden on young soldiers.
  • During: Students explore the book chapter by chapter by completing non-verbal tasks featured in Paper 1 for simultaneous skill development, and by answering comprehension questions.
  • After: Sections on the characters, themes, quotations and exam-style questions ensure learners have studied the work thoroughly in preparation for the exam.

  • Answers are provided for all activities, including model essays and indicative content for the exam-style questions.
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (9446)
'I really like it. The resource offers a variety of tasks that enhance learning. The educational value is high. It will help a lot with teaching the book and considers the exam styles. It is logically and well-structured and helps with acquiring the necessary historical background knowledge as well. It is a comprehensive package. I like in particular all the exercises looking for text passages and quotes as they are important in the exam.' S Evans, Teacher, Examiner and Independent Reviewer