Teacher’s Guide: The Diary of a Young Girl The Definitive Edition By Anne Frank

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A line from Anne Frank's diary reads, "What is done cannot be undone, but one can prevent it happening again." Indeed, that is the hope for scholars who study her diary. The 19-page guide to the Definitive Edition of The Diary of a Young Girl supports that hope by providing readers with a detailed look at Anne Frank's life, discussion and writing prompts, a vocabulary list, and the historical context of World War II, and the Holocaust in the Netherlands.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • If possible in your locale, arrange a class visit to the Museum of Tolerance; if not, virtual tours are available
  • Interactive field trips to the Secret Annex are also available
  • Have class members begin keeping their diaries
Classroom Considerations
  • The Definitive Edition of Anne Frank's diary includes the materials left out of the original 1947 edition of the diary
  • This unabridged edition has faced challenges to having the book banned in some school districts
Pros
  • Includes a link to the Anne Frank Center USA that provides additional education resources, activities, and images
Cons
  • None