the diary of anne frank
Welcome to The Diary of Anne Frank WebQuest!
During this WebQuest you will be experiencing and learning about Anne Frank's life as well as the events of World War II and the Holocaust.
Anne Frank experienced World War II's impact first hand. She could look out her window and see soldiers walking in the street. She was forced from her home by the Nazis because of her race. Anne Frank needed to know about the events leading up to the war in order to understand what was happening to her and why the Holocaust took place.
As your first task, you and a partner/group will be required to research the events which led to World War II. You will need to discover the countries, people, and historical events involved in World War II. Create a timeline of your findings.
You may use any references, but here are some helpful links for this task:
Do you take where you live for granted? At the age of thirteen, Anne Frank was forced out of her home by the Nazis. Anne Frank's most memorable years were spent living above an office in a secret annex. For many months, Anne Frank could not talk, use running water, turn on lights, wear shoes, or go outside. Many of the things you do at home every day, she was not allowed to do.
Your second task will be to live for two hours as Anne Frank did in the annex. You will have to complete this task at home. Here are your instructions:
1.) Take off your shoes, go to your room, close the windows and doors, and turn off all of the lights except for one flashlight.
2.) During the time in your room, you can not talk, eat, use running water, watch TV, walk, or do anything that makes excessive noise such as flushing the toilet.
3.) Record your thoughts, reactions, and activities you experienced by writing your own diary reflection.
Discrimination was a big issue during the Holocaust as well as other time periods in history. The purpose of this task is to analyze the different types of discrimination from two historical time periods.
Your next task is to interview someone with firsthand knowledge of discrimination whether it's because of race, gender, religion, culture, age, nationality, disabilities, or creed. You should ask questions that relate to discrimination and how it affects today's society. Type the interview to put in the scrapbook you will make later on this webquest. The purpose of this task is to better understand how discrimination is still present in the modern world. The second part of your task is to interview someone or research discrimination during the 1960's Civil Rights Movement. Make a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting the discrimination of the Holocaust in World War II to the African-Americans in the 1960's.
Websites about discrimination:
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute:
Many different diseases caused turmoil and despair amongst the Jewish race. Many diseases plaqued them while they were in the concentration camps, because they were in constant contact with each other. They also had little sanitation and medical assistance.
Anne Frank died of a disease that many people suffered from in the Holocaust. Your fourth task will be to find the disease that claimed Anne Frank's life and the following information about the disease:
2.)the origin of the disease
3.)the biological vectors
4.)what efforts were made to find the cure
5.)the statistics of how many people died from the disease
Create a factsheet of your findings.
Your last assignment is to create a scrapbook about events from the Holocaust and WWII. Be sure to include the timeline, the interview, the Venn-Diagram, the factsheet, and pictures or other information you gathered on your journey through this webquest. Make sure that your scrapbook is colorful, neat, and organized. Dedicate this scrapbook to the remembrance of Anne Frank, her hopes, dreams, and others who suffered from the Holocaust.
Wherever Anne Frank went, she tried to keep a scrapbook of pictures. She took her pictures everywhere she went so she could remember her past. Above is a picture of her house. The pictures were her most precious belongings when everything else seemed to dissappear.
"A picture is worth a thousand words."
Congratulations! You have now finished your webquest! To get your rubric click on the link below. Great job on all of your hard work and efforts, we hope you learned a lot! :)
“I still believe in spite of everything that people are really good at heart.”