Day 2

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Being a Bystander

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Work


    Students will discuss the ways people who were not Jewish may have responded to the situation in Amsterdam, investigate the reasons that bystanders would not or could not intervene in unjust circumstances, and write from the perspectives of bystanders under Nazi rule.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.2


    Initiate a classwide discussion on the people of Amsterdam. Why do the students think they allowed the Jews to be persecuted in ways both large and small during the lead-up to and duration of the war?


Join Now to View Premium Content

GradeSaver provides access to 1323 study guide PDFs and quizzes, 9881 literature essays, 2501 sample college application essays, 465 lesson plans, and ad-free surfing in this premium content, “Members Only” section of the site! Membership includes a 10% discount on all editing orders.

Join Now

Already a member? Log in