Anne Frank, Diary of a Young Girl
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Anne Frank and the Holocaust
The lesson ideas at this page emphasize writing. Scroll down for a useful table connecting specific passaes in the text with corresponding literacy activities.
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl
This Reading Group Guide includes 10 discussion questions. Follow links to a biography and an online excerpt.
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl
This page includes extensive background information, discussion questions, and vocabulary.
Anne Frank Everyday Edits
Students correct the errors in a paragraph. Includes handout, key.
Anne Frank: Lessons in Human Rights and Dignity
Each of the 35 lessons at this site begins with a reference to an event in the Diary, often a quotation, then leads students into modern times, either their own lives or events in the world around them. These pages are rich with activities for writing and/or discussion.
Anne Frank in the World, 1929 - 1945: Teacher Workbook
Lesson plans, materials, activities, and vocabulary for grades 5-12. These lessons emphasize text-to-world connections.
Anne Frank: One of Hundreds of Thousands
In this lesson students investigate the historical background to World War II.
Anne Frank: the only existing film images
July 22, 1941. The girl next door is getting married. Anne Frank is leaning out of the window of her house in Amsterdam to get a good look at the bride and groom. It is the only time Anne Frank was ever filmed.
Anne Frank: Writer
Students investigate Anne Frank's writing strategies and apply them to their own writing.
Children of War
This lesson explores the realities and effects of war on children by examining diaries, journals, and letters written by children during times of war. Through class discussion and studying various texts of actual events, students will examine the similarities and differences of children's experiences during wartime in different parts of the world, as well as the power of documenting these experiences in writing. The lesson culminates with a variety of creative and interactive theater exercises that broaden studentsí understandings of children during times of war.
Clash of the Clans
The students read selected passages from The Diary of Anne Frank. The passages relate specifically to the conflicts that Anne deals with because she lives in such close surroundings with her family members and members of other families. Students discuss the various personalities of the people in the book and the manner in which they relate to one another. They select characters from television shows or movies and discuss how the television / movie family members would relate to the characters in the book if they were placed in close surroundings with one or more of the families hiding in the attic. Students discuss the television / movie characters and create character webs involving these characters and those in the Anne Frank book. The students will use their discussions and the resulting character webs to write scenarios or short plays involving the characters in their webs and characters from the book interacting with one another. This unit plan includes handouts and is designed for grades 6-8.
The Diary of Anne Frank Teacher's Guide
Created for middle school and high school students, the guide features strategies that support classroom viewing and discussion, tips on using the diary as a springboard to explore intolerance and racism and new ways to encourage students' own self-expression. Adobe Reader required for access.
Diary of a Young Girl
A variety of reading strategies, including graphic organizers, KWHL charts, a list of vocabulary words, and more. Adobe Reader required for access.
The Lessons of Anne Frank
An article by Otto Frank, Anne's father, discusses attitudes in Germany in the postwar years. Adobe Reader required for access.
Remembering The Diary of Anne Frank
An interview with people who made the 1959 film version.
The Secret Annex Online
At this site students can take a virtual tour of the Secret Annex.
Vocabulary from Diary of a Young Girl
A list of 173 words presented in context. Click on the word for definition and synonyms.