No Light in the Attic or Let's be Frank, It's up to you.
An Integrated, Interdisciplinary, Thematic, Standards-based Unit on The Diary of Anne Frank" and the Holocaust. Students will read "The Diary of Anne Frank." As students work through the dramatic play they will gain an understanding of the life and times of Anne Frank and the Holocaust. They will learn about man's inhumanity to man, and they will experience a whole range of emotions: fascination, doubt, shock, anger and then horror. Students will think reflectively about the past events and experiences of those read about and apply lessons to their current lives and situations. Hopefully, the students will learn the lessons of history, learn about themselves, and learn to make sound moral choices (character development). In addition to these reasons, World War II and the study of history are part of eighth grade social studies curriculum as is Anne Frank a part of eighth grade English curriculum. This unit has been created to provide an in-depth understanding of this horrific era and discover lessons that can be applied to our current lives and situations.