Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl A Webquest of the exploration of Amsterdam in the years 1933 -1942 Designed by: Barbara King Grades 6-8
Introduction • Annelies (Anne) Frank was born June 12, 1929 in Frankfurt, Germany • Her family moved to Amsterdam in 1933 to escape from the Nazis in Germany • In 1940 the Germans invaded the Netherlands, and Anne’s father began to plan for their hiding in the “secret annex”. • In July, 1942 the Frank family as well as four additional friends went into hiding • While in hiding, Anne wrote of her experiences and dreams for the future in her diary • On Aug. 04, 1944 the inhabitants of the “secret annex” were arrested and sent to concentration camps
The Quest • Your mission is to educate yourself regarding the historical events that occurred in Amsterdam during the years 1933-1944 as well as the life of Anne Frank (1929-1945). • What would your course of action been if you were Anne Frank?
The Process • Students will explore the historical context of Amsterdam in the years 1933-1944 through pictures and websites. • Students will be able to utilize PowerPoint for story discussion and historical context discussion. • Students will explore the websites and quotes provided for additional information.
The Frank Family Home http://www.annefrank.org/content.asp?pid=2&lid=2
Anne Frank & Family http://www.annefrank.com/
Writing in a diary is a really strange experience for someone like me. Not only because I've never written anything before, but also because it seems to me that later on neither I nor anyone else will be interested in the musings of a thirteen-year-old schoolgirl. – Anne Frank (June 20, 1942)
A railway station in Amsterdam http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/article.php?lang=en&ModuleId=10005434
Mr. Frank’s Business http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_frank
It's a wonder I haven't abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart. – Anne Frank (July 15, 1944)
Evaluation • Students will explore the historical context of Amsterdam in the years 1933-1944 through pictures and websites. They will create their own PowerPoint to discuss the historical accounts of the years 1933-1944 in Amsterdam as they related to the life of Anne Frank. • See Rubric created in EDLA615 Final Paper
Conclusion • “In 1942 alone the contents of nearly 10,000 apartments in Amsterdam were expropriated by the Germans and shipped to Germany. Some 25,000 Jews, including at least 4,500 children, went into hiding to evade deportation. About one-third of those in hiding were discovered, arrested, and deported. In all, at least 80 percent of the prewar Dutch Jewish community perished.” “In the spring of 1945, Canadian forces liberated Amsterdam and the rest of the Netherlands.” • -The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum • Otto Frank was the only member of the “secret annex” to survive the war.
Bibliography • http://www.deathcamps.org/reinhard/deportdutch.html • http://isurvived.org/TOC-I.html • http://www.neev.in/images/anne_frank_3.JPG • http://myhero.com/myhero/hero.asp?hero=a_frank2_2000 • http://history1900s.about.com/od/annefrank/a/AnneFrankQuotes.htm