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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 movie is based on the true story of a teacher who made progress with her at risk students through journal writing. The movie demonstrates the impact Anne Frank’s Diary made on the students who struggled with overwhelming issues, such as poverty, racism, and gang violence. In Proximity Living in Germany for the last two years has renewed my interest in a diary that touched me years ago as a child. When Our Students Doubt their Impact … Anne Frank was only 13 years-old when she began writing in her diary, yet her words manage to still inspire real change. In this next video, Nelson Mandela shares the impact Anne Frank’s diary had on him and fellow prisoners. As I begin digital storytelling projects with my students, I keep Anne Frank’s impact in mind.

Challenge: 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. The need to communicate is intensified with students learning English as a second language (ESL), who bring to the classroom a different language and cultural background. Many teachers of such students have found dialogue journals, interactive writing on an individual basis, to be a crucial part of their classes. What Is a Dialogue Journal? A dialogue journal is a written conversation in which a student and teacher communicate regularly (daily, weekly, etc., depending on the educational setting) over a semester, school year, or course.

Teacher: The lunches are not that bad! What Are the Benefits? Slovenian Postcards - Slovenian Identity Project. Teach the Diary of Anne Frank Through Learning Stations. Written by: Lenzi Hart • edited by: SForsyth • updated: 2/15/2012 Part two of this lesson plan further explains the different stations needed for the collaborative learning project for the Holocaust background study of The Diary of Anne Frank play.

Teaching background in this way is much more exciting than reading a pile of documents in one sitting! The Importance of Teaching the HistoryAs I mentioned in Part One of this series (see the series section below-- you just came across a series of lessons on The Diary of Anne Frank), learning the background to the Anne Frank play is extremely important before teaching the drama.

Popular Diaries Books. Book Central : Dear Dumb Diary. List five books that are diaries or in Diary format | List Five Books Parlour Game. Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 89,653,295 books! | Top bar: Always visible Copyright LibraryThing and/or members of LibraryThing, authors, publishers, libraries, cover designers, Amazon, Bol, Bruna, etc. Setting cookie | static: / Scrapbook at The Anne Frank Center USA. Anne Frank Lesson Plan. Subjects Social Sciences, Language Arts Grades [facebookbadge] Brief Description Students use the provided online resources to learn about the life of Anne Frank and the diary in which she chronicled her family's years in hiding before being sent to Nazi concentration camps. Objectives Students learn new information about the life of Anne Frank. Keywords Anne Frank, diary, Holocaust, Nazi, concentration camp, World War II Materials Needed[shopmaterials] The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank Lesson Plan This lesson provides links to online resources that will help students read and think critically about The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank.

Anne Frank in the World, 1929-1945 This unit from the Utah Education Network contains a host of reading, history, and writing activities focusing on Anne Frank and the international events of her time. Two other fine resources for teaching about Anne Frank can be found at the following Web sites: Assessment Lesson Plan Source National Standards. 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: 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.

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 Day 4 - Computer Lab.

PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ABOUT. Anne Frank Lesson Plans. Lesson plans on Holocaust History are available here. 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.

Follow links to a biography and an online excerpt. Anne Frank: Diary of a Young GirlThis page includes extensive background information, discussion questions, and vocabulary. Anne Frank Everyday EditsStudents correct the errors in a paragraph. Includes handout, key. Anne Frank: Lessons in Human Rights and DignityEach of the 35 lessons at this site begins with a reference to an event in the Diary, often a quotation, then leads students into modern times, either their own lives or events in the world around them.

Anne Frank in the World, 1929 - 1945: Teacher WorkbookLesson plans, materials, activities, and vocabulary for grades 5-12. The Secret Annex Online. Anne Frank: Writer. 1. 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. Holocaust Memorial Museum website. The articles on the countries occupied by Germany used in Lesson 1 (also from the U.S. If desired, students can be asked to compare these eye-witness accounts to Anne Frank's writings. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Selected EDSITEment Websites. Anne Frank Video. Anne Frank video on YouTube (6th October) The only known video of Anne Frank is now on the Internet. It was an instant online success. Over 1.7 million people downloaded it in the first few days. The video is from a museum in Holland called the Anne Frank House. They released it as part of YouTube’s new Anne Frank Channel. The film is only 21 seconds long. It shows Anne, age 13, on the balcony of her apartment. This new video is a very important part of history. Match the following phrases from the article. Paragraph 1 Paragraph 2 The only known video of Anne Frank _______________ Internet. This new video is a very important _______________. The only (1) ____ video of Anne Frank is now on the Internet. This new video is a very important part (6) ____ history. Put the correct words from this table into the article. Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Number these lines in the correct order. With a partner, put the words back into the correct order. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 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! 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.

May Calendar of Events May is full of holidays and events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National Music Week (5/4-11), Cinco de Mayo (5/5), Teacher Appreciation Week (5/5-9), School Nurse Day (5/7), Mother's Day (5/11), National Police Week (5/11-17), Transportation Week (5/11-17), Children's Book Week (5/12-18), International Museum Day (5/18), and Memorial Day (5/26). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American History Month, Physical Fitness & Sports Month all May long! 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.

Quantitative Measures 950 is the Lexile Level Source: National Governors Association for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers.[1] Reader and Task Considerations What do you want your students to accomplish with the text, and how will you implement this in your lesson? 1. 2. 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. Free Speech Movement: Student Protest, U.C. 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. Step One: F. and M. Step Two: F. 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. To many students, history is seen as a series of facts, dates, and events usually packaged as a textbook. Primary sources fascinate students because they are real and they are personal; history is humanized through them. Perhaps best of all, by using primary sources, students will participate in the process of history. 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. Primary Sources for Educators and Students. Jackie Robinson, Civil Rights Advocate. Journal Apps, Online Diaries, and Digital Scrapbooks. EX Lesson Plan: Teaching Tolerance and DiversityThe Diary of Anne Frank.