The Diary of Anne Frank project includes ideas and directions for completing a variety of project options as a culminating activity for The Diary of Anne Frank. The issues and themes addressed in this work are very serious, important, and applicable to today. In this project, students will examine the issues and themes of The Holocaust, prejudice, racism, acceptance, rescue and recovery, and connect them to life today.
These project ideas include group projects and individual projects, and they can certainly be modified to accommodate your students’ needs (the group projects could be done individually, and the individual projects could be done in groups). The various projects involve on-line research, creating posters, writing poetry, and writing songs. This could be in class work, at home work, or a combination of the two.
The conversations generated from the various projects (among students themselves and with the teacher) are so rich, engaging, and powerful; this is a very special activity for that, and so many more, reasons.