This resource includes two reading passages, the first a page and a half in length, and the second two pages. Both texts are illustrated. The first text includes a vocabulary activity and a separate page of comprehension/opinion questions. The second text has two separate pages for vocabulary work and comprehension/opinion questions.
The focus of this resource is on the history behind Anne Frank’s diary and its legacy in western culture. In a sense, it is a continuation of my 5 Days with Anne Frank which is a biography of her life, ending with her death in Bergen-Belsen.
This resource begins with a brief background on Anne and her family, her keeping of a diary, and how her father returned to Amsterdam after the war was over to find that his daughters had died. Anne’s diary had been kept in a safe place by one of his workers, Miep Gies, who had helped hide the family. The unit also discusses the success of the published diary, the play and movie based on it, and the museum that serves as a memorial to her and her family, the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, which is housed in the building where the Franks and their friends hid from 1942-1944.
This unit would be a perfect follow up to the study of the diary but it could also be used even if students do not read the diary (or only read excerpts).
An answer key is provided for the student work pages.
To see my biographical unit about Anne for the same grade level please have a look at:
5 Days with Anne Frank Grades 6-8
More Anne Frank resources are available in my store:
Anne Frank 9 Activities
The choice board resource, The Legacy of Anne's Diary and the 5 Days with Anne Frank unit can be purchased together at a discounted price:
Anne Frank Bundle of 3 Resources
For younger students:
Anne Frank Informational Texts and Activities Grades 4-6
The two biographical resources, covering grades 4-8, can be purchased in one bundle for classroom differentiation:
Anne Frank Biography Differentiation Bundle
The following two resources include some of the activities found in the choice board unit above:
Anne Frank 4 Activities
Anne Frank 3 Activities