Teacher Guide

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    In discussions and written assignments, students will understand the power of non-fiction, memoir, and personal observation, and the renewing properties of self-expression.


  2. 2

    Students will understand the importance of hearing from people who are marginalized in society, and how the words of those who are weakened by prejudice can be a powerful weapon against repeating mistakes of the past. 

  3. 3

    Students will become comfortable seeing historical figures as human and will recognize that no human is solely a symbol of anything. 

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