Week 3: The Diary of Anne Frank
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Bellwork: Monday, 12/10/12 • Journal entry 7:
• 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? • (Journal entry #7 is from Friday’s bellwork. If you did not complete
it on Friday, do so today.)
Review Homework Questions • Page 395 Questions #s1-4
• Thursday, 12/6/12 Homework Questions: 1.Why is Dussel described as “disgruntled” at the beginning of Act 2, scene 1? 2. Why is Peter described as “inarticulate” when Dussel makes the comment about the cat? 3. Why do you think Mr. Dussel is described as being “forlorn” at the end of Act 2, scene1?
Review Quiz Questions from Monday, 12/3/12: 1. How old was Anne when she began her diary? 2. What is the W.C. that is referred to in the Hiding Place? 3. Who brings supplies to the group in hiding? 4. What is Anne's nickname for her father? 5. What animal is in hiding with the families?
Read Act 2, Scenes 2. pages 419-423 • Anne • Mrs. Frank • Mr. Frank • Margot • Peter
• Mr. Dussel • Mrs. Van Daan • Mr. Van Daan • Miep
Homework: Monday, 12/10/12 • Complete reading Act 2, scenes 2 &
3. • Answer the following questions: 1. Who tells Anne she has a lot of “animation”? What does he/she mean? 2. Why does Mrs. Frank feel “remorse” at the end of Act 2, scene 3?
Bellwork: Tuesday, 12/11/12 • Take out your homework questions: 1. Who tells Anne she has a lot of
“animation”? What does he/she mean? 2. Why does Mrs. Frank feel “remorse” at the end of Act 2, scene 3?
Read Act 2, Scenes 4 & 5 • Pages 424-434 • Anne • Mrs. Frank
• Mr. Frank • Peter • Mr. Dussel
• Mrs. Van Daan • Mr. Van Daan • Miep
Homework: Tuesday, 12/11/12 Complete reading Act 2, Scenes 4 & 5. Reading Check Questions (page 436) • How does Anne and Peter’s relationship change in Act Two, Scene 1? In Scene 2, how do Mrs. Frank and Mrs. Van Daan respond to this change? • What news does Miep bring in Act Two, Scene 3? • At the beginning of Act Two, Scene 4, what is causing tension and fear in the household?
Bellwork: Wednesday, 12/12/12 • Journal entry 8
• What feelings did you experience at
the end of the play? • The last quote that Mr. Frank reads 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?
Homework Review Reading Check Questions page 436 • How does Anne and Peter’s relationship change in
Act Two, Scene 1? In Scene 2, how do Mrs. Frank and Mrs. Van Daan respond to this change? • What news does Miep bring in Act Two, Scene 3? • At the beginning of Act Two, Scene 4, what is causing tension and fear in the household?
Page 436 Questions 1-10 • 1. Do you agree with Anne that “people are really good at heart”? •
Why or why not? 2. The climax of a play is its moment of greatest tension, the point at which the main conflict is about to be resolved. What is this play’s climax? How did you feel at that moment? 3. In Act One, Scene 4, Mr. Frank tells Anne, “You must build your own character.” Has Anne done this by the end of the play? Explain. 4. What do you think is the main conflict in the play? Is it the conflict between the occupants of the Secret Annex and the Nazis, or is it something else? 5. During the crisis in Act Two, Scene 3, Mr. Frank says, “We don’t need the Nazis to destroy us. We’re destroying ourselves.” How would you describe the forces destroying the characters from inside? Do you think, given their desperate situation, that such behavior was inevitable? 6. On page 429, Anne says, “I want to go on living even after my death.” How has her wish come true? 7. Which of the resources that accompany the play—the maps, Anne’s diary entries, the historical photographs, the time line—did you find most helpful? Are there other resources you think should have been included? Explain your answers.
Page 436, cont. What do you think this play reveals about our need for freedom? about the power of love? about courage and hope? about good and evil? In your answers, consider how the play’s themes relate to the themes of another work, such as Ann Petry’s story about Harriet Tubman (page 143). • 9. Before The Diary of Anne Frank was first performed, Otto Frank wrote in a letter to the actor who would portray him, “Please don’t play me as a ‘hero.’… Nothing happened to me that did not happen to thousands upon thousands of other people.” Do you see anyone in the play as a hero? In your answer, cite the qualities or actions that you think make someone a hero. • 10. The play’s version of events differs in many ways from what actually happened. For example: • In real life, Anne was given the diary as a present for her thirteenth birthday, several weeks before her family went into hiding. • The Frank family moved into the Secret Annex a week before the Van Daan family did. • Margot was sixteen, not eighteen, when the Franks went into hiding. • The occupants of the Secret Annex often went down to the lower floors of the office building after working hours. • There is no evidence in Anne’s diary that Mr. Van Daan stole food. • 11. Why might the writers have chosen to change or invent these details? Do you think it’s acceptable for writers to change details in works based on real people and real events? Discuss your responses. •
Homework: Wednesday, 12/12/12 • Complete Questions 1-10 from page 436. • Study vocabulary terms and definitions.
Bellwork: Thursday, 12/13/12 Journal Entry #9: • At the end of the play Mr. Frank says Anne was happy at the concentration camp. Why does he think this?
KWL CHART COMPLETION • Take out the KWL CHART from Tuesday, 11/27/12. • Complete the “L” column with THREE things you learned: • “What I learned from the Holocaust lesson and The Diary of Anne Frank was…”
Organize Portfolio The Diary of Anne Frank Portfolio
Checklist & Grading Rubric (200 pts. total) Ms. Walker 3rd 6 weeks Checklist
Background Notes on the Holocaust
Questions from “Remembering…” article
Vocabulary Terms, Definitions, & Sentences
Questions: page 395 (Act 1, Scenes 1-3)
_______ _______ _______ _______
Character Name Poem Vocabulary Quiz Reading Check Questions: page 436 Visual Aids: Bar Graph, Pie Chart & Other
_____/10 _____/10 _____/10 _____/30
Homework: Thursday, 12/13/12 • Study for TEST: • Refer to Portfolio Checklist: study questions, notes, vocabulary terms, etc. • The test will consist of Multiple Choice, Matching, and Constructed Response questions. • Study the following definitions from your Reading Quiz Bowl Study Guide: • #s 4-15, 20-25, 32, 33, 35, 45, 49, 51, 52, and 56.
Bellwork: Friday, 12/14/12 • Take out a sheet of paper, head
it correctly, and title it “The Diary… TEST.”
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK HOLOCAUST VISUAL AID ASSIGNMENT: “Holocaust Losses by Country” PRE-WAR 1939
A. Create a bar graph comparing the 1939 and 1945 populations of these countries. B. Create a pie chart showing the survival rate of ONE of the countries. C. Create a graph or chart that best represents the number of deaths per concentration camp: Six million Jews were killed during the Holocaust over a five-year period. They risked their lives to buy and beg for food, had to work for free for the Germans, and some were held captive in concentration camps or death factories until their deaths. In Auschwitz 2,000,000 died; Belzec, 850,000; Sobibor, 250,000; Treblika 700,000; and 300,000 died in Chelmno.
Homework: Friday, 12/14/12 • Complete the After-Test
Assignment. • PORTFOLIOS ARE DUE