Objective: Anne Frank grew up in a conflict-filled time. Hitler and the Nazis party has been growing in power for a few years, which significantly impacts her diary's contents. This lesson's objective is to relate to students the facts of the time and how they may have influenced Anne as she detailed her life. The setting of a story can have a dramatic impact on the way the story is told, as evidenced by Anne's details and her concerns.
1. Discuss the events that led up to World War II and what those events meant for Anne and her family. Use a movie such as SCHINDLER'S LIST to show the culture of the countries which Anne mentions in her diary or in which she lived. After viewing the movie or portions of the movie, have each student talk about how life would change because of the setting in...
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