This literature set includes a variety of texts that provide historical context and thematic connections to help students gain a deeper understanding of Anne Frank’s Holocaust diary.
Target Grades & Subject(s): Grades 5-8; English/Language Arts, History
- Students will summarize sources to understand key events that occurred during the Holocaust and describe the challenges that Jews faced while in hiding and in concentration camps. (CCSS RI.2, WH.05)
- Students will analyze propaganda from Nazi Germany to understand prominent attitudes and beliefs from the time period. (CCSS RI/RH.1, RI/RH.7)
- Students will compare and contrast the themes of hope and freedom as presented in Anne Frank’s diary and Maya Angelou’s poem, “Caged Bird.” (CCSS RL.2)
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