The Diary of Anne Frank Journal Entries
Jump out of your Nikes and into Anne’s shoes. While reading The Diary of Anne Frank, you will be responsible for writing in a journal: a keepsake for your time. There are
three key words to keep in mind as you complete this journal: PERSPECTIVE—CONCEPT—DESTINY. Perhaps a call to your grandparents is in order to see what they think or
how they feel about this time period—World War II. You will need room in your journal for: a table of contents, 10 journal entries, vocabulary words (2 pages), Holocaust
poetry—explained later in class (2 pages). EACH JOURNAL ENTRY MUST BE THOUGHTFUL. ENTRIES WILL NEED TO BE AT LEAST A GOOD PARAGRAPH IN LENGTH (6-8
SENTENCES) WITH GOOD SENTENCE STRUCTURE (unless otherwise stated).
Entry #1: Make a T Chart
Here’s what I know Here’s what I want
about the Holocaust to know about the Holocaust
Pretend you had one hour to prepare to go into hiding. You can NEVER return to your home. You cannot carry a suitcase; it would be obvious you were going into hiding. It
is winter, therefore, very cold outside and there is limited food where you are going. What items would you take with you? Why are these items important to your every day
life? It is important that you disguise these items, so you are not caught in transition. If you are having trouble, think of it this way: if you were in a house fire, what items
would you grab before you escaped to safety? Why?
(Complete after reading Act 1: 1-2) Entry: If you had to live in hiding and could not make a sound from 8am to 6pm every day, except Sunday, and had no electronic toys to
entertain yourself, what would you do? Make up a daily schedule for one of your days, by listing an activity for every hour from 8-6. You can only use two of the hours for
Keep track of your activities from 8am to 6pm either on Saturday or Sunday. Compare these activities to those that you chose in Entry #5. How is your day different
Bell Ringer: Anne’s father tells her to remember, “There are no walls, there are no bolts, no locks that anyone can put on your mind.” Respond to this quote…do you
Entry: Choose a quote that you find to be inspirational in your own life. Why is this quote important to you? How has it helped you in your daily life?
Bell Ringer: Compare and contrast the character of Anne and Peter using a Venn diagram.
Entry: Using your Venn diagram… Now put yourself in their position. Who would you want to be stuck with/wouldn’t want to be stuck with for a long period of time? Why?
Anne describes the first thing each of the people in the secret annex would like to do after getting out of the hidden quarters. If you were free after many months of hiding,
what would be the first thing you would like to do? Why?
Bell Ringer: What do you value that you take for granted?
Entry: After seeing pictures of concentration camps and learning a little about the Holocaust and Anne Frank, I feel….
Bell Ringer: At the end of the play, Mr. Frank says Anne was happy at the concentration camp. Why does he think this?
Entry: Choose one of the following entries. As you are choosing and answering the entry, keep in mind you are responsible for your own reactions.
**What feelings did you experience at the end of the play?
**Anne’s diary was published in more than 50 countries. The play, based on her diary, won a Pulitzer Prize and was made into a movie. Why do you think Anne’s diary and
her story have attracted so much attention?
**The last quote that Mr. Frank read from the diary is, “In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.” What does this tell us about Anne’s
character? What do you think about this quote?
Bell Ringer: What ONE adjective would you use to describe the time period of this play. Why?
Entry: Refer to your previous nine journal entries. What did you learn about the Holocaust from The Diary of Anne Frank? Would you have been able to survive? Explain
your understanding and emotions.
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK AND THE HOLOCAUST
YOU ARE GOING TO CREATE A BOOKLET OF YOUR PERSONAL REFLECTIONS REGARDING THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
AND THE HOLOCAUST. AS A DIARY WOULD VARY PENS, CURSIVE/PRINT, DOODLES, SIZE, ETC., MAKE THE DIARY
YOURS! YOU WILL BE GIVEN A LOT OF CLASS TIME TO WORK ON YOUR DIARY…IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE
GOOD USE OF IT!
________/10 ALL ENTRIES ARE DATED
________/50 ALL REQUIRED ENTRIES ARE INCLUDED AND THEY ARE THOUGHTFUL, SINCERE, AND THOROUGH
________/5 COVER INCLUDES TITLE, YOUR NAME, AND AT LEAST ONE GRAPHIC
+ ________ BONUS POINTS MAY BE EARNED FOR EXTRA ENTRIES, ETC.
________/65 FINAL GRADE
Note: Extra credit will be given to the individual who uses the cover of their journal to best
portray the Holocaust.