This is a joint English and Social Studies Lesson Plan where students will be reading books and doing research on events in World War II. In English, the students will be participating in Literature Circles. In Social Studies the students will be doing a group multigenre research project based on the topic brought up in the book they read in English.
For my example I have the students watching The Diary of Anne Frank. There are two versions of this movie, the original 1959 version that is about 3 hours long and the 2009 Masterpiece version which is about an hour and a half. I do not know what version will be easiest for you to get. For me, the 2009 version was the easiest for me to get a hold of. I have made sure that I did not have any questions that specifically pertained to the version I saw. I have based my examples of both the alphabet book and multigenre research project on Anne Frank as well.
I also could not decide between the book Max by Sarah Cohen-Scali or Night by Elie Wiesel. So I have included two powerpoints featuring each book so that you can decide which book you would rather have students read.