Lesson Plan for Use with “Beyond Anne Frank: Other Holocaust-Era Diaries”

While Anne Franks is certainly the most recognized diarist of the Holocaust Era, she was by no means the only one. To broaden their understanding of what was happening throughout Europe at this time, groups examine diary entries from 15 other adolescents who recorded their observations and responses to events. A must-have resource for any study of World War II.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include the activity in a study of World War II, of the Holocaust, and/or with a reading of The Diary of a Young Girl
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires copies of multiple handouts, some of which are in color
  • Presumes class members have experience analyzing primary source materials
  • Designed for learners who have some knowledge of the Holocaust
  • Requires copies of Zapruder's Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust
Pros

  • The 18-page packet includes contextual maps, background information on each diarist, and discussion prompts for the research groups
Cons

  • None
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  • Activity
  • Worksheet
  • Informational Text
  • Map
  • Student Reference