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The Journal that Continues to Inspire Change. Posted by Shelly Terrell on Monday, October 19th 2009 On Twitter I had an intriguing conversation with Monika Hardy about the power of journals and the movie Freedom Writers.

The Journal that Continues to Inspire Change

The movie is based on the true story of a teacher who made progress with her at risk students through journal writing. Digests: Dialogue Journals: Interactive Writing to Develop Language and Literacy. Resources Online Resources: Digests April 1993 Dialogue Journals: Interactive Writing to Develop Language and Literacy Joy Kreeft Peyton, National Clearinghouse on Literacy Education Teachers of both children and adults often wish they had more time to communicate with their students -- to learn about their backgrounds, interests, and needs; to share information; and to follow their learning.

Digests: Dialogue Journals: Interactive Writing to Develop Language and Literacy

Slovenian Postcards - Slovenian Identity Project. Www.teachingbooks.net/media/pdf/AB/WIMPY_ACTIVITES.pdf. Teach the Diary of Anne Frank Through Learning Stations. Popular Diaries Books. Book Central : Dear Dumb Diary. List five books that are diaries or in Diary format. Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 89,653,295 books!

List five books that are diaries or in Diary format

| Top bar: Always visible Copyright LibraryThing and/or members of LibraryThing, authors, publishers, libraries, cover designers, Amazon, Bol, Bruna, etc. Www.annefrank.com: Scrapbook at The Anne Frank Center USA. Anne Frank Lesson Plan. Subjects Social Sciences, Language Arts.

Anne Frank Lesson Plan

The Diary of Anne Frank. The Diary of Anne Frank Unit Daily Lesson Plans Day 1 - Computer Lab As a pre-reading activity to activate their prior knowledge about Anne Frank and the Holocaust, ask students to complete the anticipation guide at the following address: www.westga.edu/~kidreach The anticipation guide includes questions (no right or wrong answers) concerning issues they will encounter in the text (see sample next page) Briefly explain upcoming unit and that throughout the unit students will publish their own diary.

The Diary of Anne Frank

Pass out personal diary rubrics and go over requirements and expectations Briefly review word processing functions (opening files, saving to a disk, formatting, font size/color/style, etc,) Instruct students to begin journal entry one saving it to their disk: Here’s what I know about the Holocaust… Here’s what I want to know about the Holocaust… If extra time, allow students to begin working on the cover of their diary Day 2 - Classroom Day 3 - Classroom. PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ABOUT. Anne Frank Lesson Plans. Lesson plans on Holocaust History are available here.

Anne Frank Lesson Plans

Anne Frank and the HolocaustThe lesson ideas at this page emphasize writing. Scroll down for a useful table connecting specific passaes in the text with corresponding literacy activities. Anne Frank: Diary of a Young GirlThis Reading Group Guide includes 10 discussion questions. The Secret Annex Online. Anne Frank: Writer. 1.

Anne Frank: Writer

When learning about Anne Frank, students were acquainting themselves with only one of many individuals whose lives were affected by events in Europe before and during World War II. Through the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum site, students can read (and even view video of) a number of first-hand accounts in which people dealt with intense aspects of human behavior. Begin by reading or viewing and then discussing one or more accounts such as: Have students read and/or view eyewitness accounts with a lens on one specific aspect of human behavior such as those explored above for Anne Frank.

Many first-person accounts are available through the U.S. If desired, students can be asked to compare these eye-witness accounts to Anne Frank's writings. 2. Anne Frank Video. Anne Frank video on YouTube (6th October) The only known video of Anne Frank is now on the Internet.

Anne Frank Video

It was an instant online success. Journaling Tips, Strategies & Topics: Journal Resources for Teachers (Gr. K-12. Poptropica Teaching GuidesPoptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad!

Journaling Tips, Strategies & Topics: Journal Resources for Teachers (Gr. K-12

It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island. Diary of a Wimpy Kid. To help put the right book in each reader's hands, consider the following comprehensive text complexity analyses within your instructional plans.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Dear America. Dear America. Letters and Diaries Online. Abraham Lincoln Papers Library of Congress, American Memory Project This collaboration with Knox College Lincoln Studies Center offers approximately 54,000 digital images and 3,500 annotated transcriptions of documents relating to President Abraham Lincoln’s life and career, including incoming and outgoing correspondence. This collection was originally gathered by Lincoln’s son, Robert Todd Lincoln. The African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship Library of Congress, American Memory Project More than 240 items, including 20 letters and diaries presented as digital reproductions and transcribed excerpts, augment a concise narrative of African-American history.

The site explores black America’s quest for political, social, and economic equality from the early national period through the twentieth century. Do History Film Study Center at Harvard University This site explores the remarkable eighteenth-century diary of midwife Martha Ballard. Letters from the Japanese American Internment. Encourage students to draw conclusions about life in an internment camp by reading, comparing and sharing ideas about letters written by young internees. Consider and discuss the advantages of looking at a historical event from the points of view of multiple eyewitnesses. Learning Standards History, 9-12 (from the National Center for History in the Schools) Era 8: The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)Standard 3C: The student evaluates the internment of Japanese Americans during the war and assesses the implication for civil liberties.

Historical Thinking, 9-12 (from the National Center for History in the Schools) Benchmark 9: Analyzes how specific historical events would be interpreted differently based on newly uncovered records and/or information.Benchmark 10: Understands how the past affects our private lives and society in general.Benchmark 11: Knows how to perceive past events with historical empathy. History in the Raw. Documents--diaries, letters, drawings, and memoirs--created by those who participated in or witnessed the events of the past tell us something that even the best-written article or book cannot convey. The use of primary sources exposes students to important historical concepts. First, students become aware that all written history reflects an author's interpretation of past events. Therefore, as students read a historical account, they can recognize its subjective nature.

Second, through primary sources the students directly touch the lives of people in the past. Further, as students use primary sources, they develop important analytical skills. Pmwiki.php?n=Novels.DiaryOfAWimpyKid. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal (Literature Guide, Grades 4-8. Document Library. The First Thanksgiving: Virtual Field Trip Video Webcast and Letters Signup. Sign in -or- Register Complete the form below to receive our complete Thanksgiving teaching kit including: Primary Sources for Educators and Students. Jackie Robinson, Civil Rights Advocate. Background Jack Roosevelt Robinson (1919-72), the first black man to "officially" play in the big leagues in the 20th century, possessed enormous physical talent and a fierce determination to succeed.

In the course of a distinguished 10-year career beginning in 1947, Robinson led the Brooklyn Dodgers to six National League titles and one victorious World Series. Beyond his many and stellar baseball feats, Jackie Robinson went on to champion the cause of civil rights when he retired from the game. The National Archives and Records Administration holds numerous records relating to Jackie Robinson, many of which pertain to his period of civil rights advocacy.

Several belonging to that time have been reproduced here for educators teaching courses that involve civil rights events and issues, character education, and effective citizenship skills. The Documents. Journal Apps, Online Diaries, and Digital Scrapbooks. EX Lesson Plan: Teaching Tolerance and DiversityThe Diary of Anne Frank.