Anne Frank: Facing Hatred, Daring to Dream

The stories of Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges, and Ryan White illustrate the power of children to make a difference. The three lesson in this must-have resource are designed to inspire young people to make a difference in their world. Appropriate for any study of prejudice and injustice, of World War II, the Holocaust, and/or a reading of Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • If unable to view the exhibit have groups research Ruby Bridges, Ryan White, and Anne Frank and create their own museum-style displays
Classroom Considerations

  • Although designed to prepare learners for a visit to the traveling exhibit The Power of Children: Making a Difference, several of the activities may be adapted and used independently of such a visit
  • A protocol must be in place for a safe and supportive environment for discussion
  • Prior to beginning the unit, investigate the availability of on-site and community support services
  • Requires copies of Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl
Pros

  • The 74-page packet includes a table of contents that makes it easy to locate specific activities
  • All the lessons are richly detailed 
  • The third lesson in the unit asks class members to make real world connections to what they have learned by creating an action plan to address a problem in their community
Cons

  • None
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  • Lesson Plan
  • Activity
  • Worksheet
  • Assessment
  • Student Reference
  • Vocabulary