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The Diary of Anne Frank (the play) Week 1. UNIT GOAL: TSWBAT analyze a play in order to understand a significantly historical event. Bellwork: 11/27/2012. Pass up your Thinking Maps and Compare and Contrast Essays. Take out a sheet of paper and head it appropriately. DRAW A KWL CHART.

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the diary of anne frank the play week 1

The Diary of Anne Frank(the play)Week 1


TSWBAT analyze a play in order to understand a significantly historical event.

bellwork 11 27 2012
Bellwork: 11/27/2012
  • Pass up your Thinking Maps and Compare and Contrast Essays.
  • Take out a sheet of paper and head it appropriately.
    • Under the “K,” write 3 things you know about the Holocaust.
    • Under the “W,” write 3 things you want to know about the Holocaust.
notes on the holocaust the play
Notes on the Holocaust & the play
  • The play is based on the novel, "Diary of a Young Girl," published in 1947.
  • Anne's Diary begins in 1942. Anne is 13 years old-3 weeks before she goes into hiding.
  • Germany, WWII (1938-1945)
    • Hitler ruled Germany 1933-1945
    • Allied powers (U.S., U.K., France, and Soviet Union) vs. Axis Powers (Germany, Italy, Japan)
notes on the holocaust and the play
Notes on the Holocaust and the play
  • Holocaust:Germany's deliberate attempt, under Hitler's rule, to exterminate all Jews in Europe...
    • Killed over 6 million Jews.
    • Weapons: Starvation, Torture, Dehumanization...
    • Hitler wanted to rid Germany of everyone not of the Aryan race (blond hair, blue eyes)
notes on the holocaust and the play1
Notes on the Holocaust and the play
  • SS = Hitler's personal elite body guards, did most of killings ordered by Hitler
  • Gestapo = Branch of the SS
  • Star of David: symbol of Jewish Faith
  • Nazi = Anti-Jew
  • Swastika = Nazi symbol
remembering anne frank by anonymous
“Remembering Anne Frank…” by Anonymous
  • What is a Nazi?
  • What Religion are Anne and her family?
  • What group did Hitler feel was superior? Inferior?
  • List the members of Anne's family. (Mother, father, sister)
  • List three rights Hitler took away from Jews in Germany.
  • What outward symbol(s) were Jews required to display?
  • How old was Anne when she began her diary?
questions from the article cont
Questions from the article cont.:
  • Describe a concentration camp and what occurred there.
  • Why did the Franks go into hiding? Where did they go?
  • Who is MIEP? How did she risk her life for the Franks?
  • How long were the Franks in hiding?
  • When, where, and how did Anne die?
  • Who was the only occupant to survive concentration camps? What did he do after the war to make Anne famous?
  • When and how did Hitler die?
  • List an interesting fact about the publication of Kitty.
  • What was the final outcome of WWII for Jews? (# of losses, etc.)
review closure
  • Explanation of Unit
  • Portfolio Checklist & Grading Rubric
  • Homework Assignment:
    • Complete reading the article and answer the questions.
bellwork wednesday 11 28 2012
Bellwork: Wednesday, 11/28/2012
  • Take out your questions from homework (from the article) for review.


1. Anne Frank

2. Margot Frank: her older sister

3. Mr. Frank: their father

4. Mrs. Frank: their mother

5.Miep: worker in Mr. Frank’s business; Dutch


6. Peter Van Daan

7. Mr. Van Daan: his father

8. Mrs. Van Daan: his mother

9. Mr. Dussel: a dentist

10. Mr. Kraler: worker in Mr. Frank’s business; Dutch

  • Complete reading Act 1, Scenes 1 & 2.
  • Define the vocabulary words from pages 364-365 and write the sentences with each word.
bellwork thursday 11 29 2012
Bellwork: Thursday, 11/29/2012
  • Place your vocabulary terms and sentences (from homework) on your desk.
  • Take out your portfolios and title a new sheet of paper “Journal Entry #1.”
  • Read and Answer the following:

Pretend you had one hour to prepare to go into hiding. You can NEVER return to your home. You cannot carry a suitcase; it would be obvious you were going into hiding. It is winter; therefore, it is VERY cold outside and there is limited food where you are going. What items would you take with you? How would you disguise these items and how would you carry them?

vocabulary terms
Vocabulary Terms
  • conspicuous adj.: noticeable. The Nazis required all Jews to wear a conspicuous yellow Star of David on their clothing.
  • unabashed adj.: unembarrassed. Anne’s unabashed comments sometimes embarrassed her mother.
  • loathe v.: hate. Anne loathed having her mother treat her like a baby.
  • indignantly adv.: with anger caused by something felt to be unjust. Anne indignantly claimed she had not been rude.
  • fortify v.: strengthen. Mr. Dussel took pills to fortify himself.
  • zeal n.: great enthusiasm; devotion to a cause. The Maccabees showed great zeal in their fight against tyranny.
  • tyranny n.: cruel and unjust use of power. The Maccabees’ fight against tyranny and oppression two thousand years ago still inspires people today.
vocabulary terms1
Vocabulary Terms
  • gingerly adv.: cautiously. Peter held Anne’s gift gingerly, afraid it might jump out and hit him.
  • ostentatiously adv.: in a showy way. Peter held his coat ostentatiously to pretend he was hiding his cat there.
  • appalled v. used as adj.: horrified. Dussel’s alarming news was met with a moment of appalled silence.
  • disgruntled v. used as adj.: displeased; annoyed. Mr. Dussel, disgruntled, listened to the conversation.
  • inarticulate adj.: unable to speak. Peter was so furious at Dussel that he became inarticulate.
  • forlorn adj.: abandoned and lonely. Dussel felt forlorn when Peter and Anne both closed their doors on him.
  • animation n.: liveliness. Anne’s animation could both delight and annoy her family.
  • remorse n.: deep feeling of guilt. Mrs. Frank felt remorse for her angry outburst.
vocabulary review
Vocabulary Review
  • Kagan
    • I/O Circle
    • Mix-Pair-Share
  • Multiple Intelligence Activities
    • Cardstock Activity (Picture Activity)
    • MI Body Smart Activity
    • Picture/Word Smart Activity
  • Complete the Reading Check Section (Scenes 1-3). Use Bubble Maps to describe each of the 10 characters.
  • “By the end of Scene 3, we have met all ten characters who appear in the play. List those characters, and choose two or three adjectives to describe each one.”
bellwork friday 11 30 2012
Bellwork: Friday, 11/30/2012
  • Take out your Bubble Maps from homework to participate in GRAFFITI.
    • Virtual tour of Auschwitz concentration camp at
  • Journal entry 2:
    • After seeing pictures of concentration camps and learning a little about the Holocaust and Anne Frank, I feel…
numbered heads together page 395
Numbered Heads Together page 395

1. A flashback interrupts a story to take you back to earlier times and events. Most of this play is told in an extended flashback, framed by the opening and closing scenes. Where in Scene 1 does the flashback begin? What do we learn about the characters and their basic situation before the flashback begins?

2. When does Anne begin to understand what going into hiding will mean? Describe some of the ways life in the Secret Annex is different from life outside.

numbered heads together
Numbered Heads Together

3. Sounds from outside the Secret Annex play an important part in the play. Some remind us of ordinary life in the city. Others punctuate the scene with reminders of the danger outside. List four of the sounds heard so far. Which sounds are pleasant? Which are threatening?

4. List the conflicts that have developed among the characters by the end of Scene 3. Why are these conflicts dangerous for the people in the Secret Annex? What other conflicts do you predict might arise?

  • Study your vocabulary terms.
  • Go to the Online Holocaust Magazine
  • Browse the website.