Enter the The Play Project for The Diary of Anne Frank

You will have 4 things to do in order to finish this project: (1) Answer the questionaire , (2) Answer the webquest questions, (3) Post to this page as a discussion, (4) We will read  The Diary of Anne Frank (the play) together in the classroom. You can get parts 1-3 going right now. Check out the details below.

FIRST (5-10 minutes – timed), complete the following questionnaire BEFORE you begin the webquest below. If you think you know a good thorough answer, then write one out completely. Print this webquest worksheet, and on the blank back of this 14 question worksheet to fill in, answer the 9 questions listed below in brief yet complete sentences. Later, you will find answers to all of the questions (1-14 and 1-9).

ADDITIONAL 8 OK, it’s 9 (now) Holocaust QUESTIONS

  1. What do you know about World War II?
  2. What do you know about Hitler and Nazi Germany?
  3. Are you interested in stories about real-life heroes?
  4. Would you ever treat someone badly because of his or her race or religion?
  5. Are you interested in stories that reveal injustice?
  6. Would you be able to spend more than two years hiding in an attic?
  7. Are you interested in stories about real teens that must cope with evil?
  8. Would you allow others to destroy your life because they do not like your race or religion
  9. Would you allow others to destroy someone else’s life because they do not like someone else’s race or religion?

SECOND (15-20 minutes – timed), find all the answers to the webquest and the 8 9 additional questions. If you have headphones or earbuds, put them on now.

  1. Go to the Anne Frank Webquest.
  2. Once there, answer the questions on the 14 question worksheet to fill in that you already got (above). Here is the answer to #10 – Watch for the answer. It happens right away. http://www.annefrank.org/en/Subsites/Home/Enter-the-3D-house/#/house/20/
  3. Here are some great sources of information on WW II and the Holocaust to help you with the 9 Additional Questions.
    1. Holocaust Encyclopedia,
    2. Holocaust Related Web Sites,
    3. The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida

THIRD, (15-20 minutes – timed), POST to this discussion – answers to the webquest.

  1. As detailed below, post some extended information to this page from one of the linked pages you go to for answers to the questions.
    1. If your last name begins with A-E then offer some extended information from the linked page for any Questions 1-4.
    2. Last name F-I ———— Questions 5-7
    3. Last name J-N ———— Questions 8-10
    4. Last name O-S ————  Questions 11-14
    5. Last name T-Z ————  ADDITIONAL 8 Holocaust QUESTIONS
  2. This is the same worksheet to fill in that you already got (above).

FOURTH, and intermittently, we will listen to, work on and have discussions born of  The Diary of Anne Frank Study Guide Questions.

  • The dramatic adaptation by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hacket, The Diary of Anne Frank, is based closely on the actual diary, Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl, however there are modifications.
  • See if you can uncover some of the changes that Goodrich and Hacket made in writing the play.

ULTIMATELY, we will close with a discussion of tolerance, open-mindedness and our society.

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34 thoughts on “Enter the The Play Project for The Diary of Anne Frank

  • April 10, 2012 at 3:04 PM
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    The Franks had been hiding in the attic of their friends for about two whole years, until they were shortly after were discovered. June 6, 1942 was when they first moved into what was called the “Secret Annexe”. Later in August of 1944 the family was discovered and sent to Dutch transit camp. Accompaning the Franks while in hiding were the Pels; Peter, Hermann and Auguste, alongside Fritz Pfeffer.

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  • April 10, 2012 at 3:05 PM
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    Even though Anne Frank was born in Germany, Hitler despised her, as well as other people just because they were Jews. Tensions were increasing. In 1933, Otto Frank moved to Amsterdam, Holland because of the fear between the nazis and the Jews. Soon after, the family followed as well. Many other Jews started to emmigrate because of their fear of the nazis. An example of this would be Albert Einstein. He fled to America where he asked for sanctuary. When Anne’s sister, Margot, got sentenced to come to a concentration camp, they immediately went into hiding the next day. A simple bookcase hid the place where the Franks were hiding in the back of Otto’s office.

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  • April 10, 2012 at 3:06 PM
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    Anne Frank is from Frankfurt, Germany. in 1933, Anne Frank’s father moved because of the Nazi trouble and the family soon moved with him. The went to Amsterdam, Holland to hide from Nazi’s. Anne Frank got her diary on her 13th birthday and began to write about what was going on when she was 13.

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  • April 10, 2012 at 3:08 PM
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    Whenever Anne got her Diary, she named it Kitty. The day she got her diary was when the new laws came out regarding the Jews. She didn’t like the rules and went to a Montessori school. Then after that, the jewish laws changed her schools and she went to a Jewish Lyceum where she started to adapt.

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  • April 10, 2012 at 3:10 PM
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    Otto Franks was the only member out of the Frank family to survive the Holocaust. He read Anne Frank’s diary and combined her earlier version and her edited version to make version C which was published. It has now sold more than 25 millions worldwide and has been translated in over 67 languages. He said that when reading her diary he saw deeper thoughts in his daughter that he had never seen before.

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  • April 10, 2012 at 3:11 PM
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    Miep helped the Franks into hiding from the Nazis and brought supplies and also gave friendship.

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  • April 10, 2012 at 3:11 PM
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    Anne Frank is a little girl who may have passed away a long time ago, still has spirit that is living on today. It’s amazing to think how strong their family was and how nervewracking it must have been to be in constant fear. I really think we as Americans take what we have for granted. We live in a country where we can live in freedom no matter what religion, race, or ethnicity we are. Living the way the Franks did, I don’t think anyone of our generation could imagine it. It was a lifestyle that could be compared to nothing.

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  • April 10, 2012 at 3:12 PM
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    Anne Frank and her family hid in Amsterdam, Holland while Nazi’s were looking for her and her family. Because they were jewish Nazi’s beleived that they should be killed or sent away to concentration camps. While she as hiding in Amsterdam she began her Diary which is how alot of people now know her story now. Since her father survived the concentration camps her story has been told to the world, which everybody needed to know this story and how she went into hiding. Amsterdam, Holland is where the Frank familly was hidden and they were hidden in secret in Meip Gies attic.

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  • April 10, 2012 at 3:13 PM
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    During the year (1933) that the Frank family decides to move to the Netherlands, a tragic historic event occured; Adolf Hitler was elected as the leader of the German government. In their new home in Holland, life seemed at ease once again. Otto continued to work on his business, Margot and Anne went to school, and Edith worked in the household. Unfortunately this refugee was short lived and in 1940 Nazi Germany invaded the Netherlands. The Frank family is forced to go into hiding in a secret attic. For two years, Miep Gies aids the Frank family for two years until they are finally caught and forced to go into the concentration camps. Once in the camps death was inevitable.

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  • April 10, 2012 at 3:16 PM
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    The Frank family moved to “The Secret Annexe” on July 6,1942. They lived there and was supported by Miep Gies for two years. August 4,1944 a terrible thing occured. The Frank family was betrayed and taken to Weserbok, a Dutch transit camp. Besides the rest of Anne and her family at the Annex, there were four more people there. Herman, Auguste, and Peter van Pels where there. Also Fritz Pfeffer.

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  • April 10, 2012 at 3:21 PM
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    11. Miep Gies was a fromer employee of Otto Franks. Otto Franks told Miep that his family needed to go into hiding. Miep agreed to Otto’s family comming and she would keep the safe, and feed them. So on July 6, 1942 the Franks family moved into the secret annexe with Miep. Miep took care of the Frank’s and brought them food up to the attic, which was hidden by a movable bookcase. Miep also hid some other people. Miep did a good job untill the Franks were betrayed and taken to a concentration camp.

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  • April 10, 2012 at 3:26 PM
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    The diary that Anne Frank was very special to her it was her favorite present she named it Kitty, she kept her diary while in hiding because she wanted to stay educated.

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  • April 10, 2012 at 3:26 PM
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    When you think about it, it’d be almost impossible to sit hiding in an attic for 2 years straight without any freedom. It’d be like being trapped in a “Panic Room” without having any fresh air from the outside world. And to think that a little 13 year old girl and her family went through that experience is quite interesting… Can you think of the things that they did for entertainment, considering they had to be extremely quiet so that they wouldn’t get caught by the German Nazis.

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  • April 10, 2012 at 4:29 PM
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    When the Franks where in hiding in Germany from the Nazis, they hid in an attic they called the “Secret Annexe”. They stayed in the attic for about two years with four others named Hermann van Pels, Peter van Pels, Auguste van Pels, and Fritz Pffer until they were betrayed and sent to concentration camps on August 4, 1944.

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  • April 10, 2012 at 7:14 PM
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    Anne Frank received a diary for her thirteenth birthday. She named the diary “Kitty”. She liked her diary the best out of all of her presents.

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  • April 10, 2012 at 8:17 PM
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    Otto Frank was Miep Gies’ boss. She helped them in many ways like providing food for the Franks and telling them about news. She was known for saving the Franks. Otto Frank is Anne Frank’s father. He was the only one that survived the concentration camps. He found Anne’s diary when he went back home. He made 1,500 copies in Dutch. It was a worldwide book. Her diary was published on June 25, 1947. Today, there are more than 25 million copies in 67 languages. People are devastated and interested about her life events.

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  • April 10, 2012 at 8:42 PM
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    After Anne’s sister is ordered to report to the Nazi authorities, the Franks move the “Secret Annexe”. This was where they were hiding for 2 years. The “Secret Annexe” was just an attic, and the families could not go outside or talk very loud while they lived there. Miep Gies was a woman who hid them there and brought them food every week. The Franks had been hiding for 2 years until they were betrayed and taken to Westerbork, the Dutch transit camp.

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  • April 10, 2012 at 8:48 PM
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    The Frank family, Hermann Van Pels, Auguste Van Pels, Peter Van Pels, and Fritz Pfeffer when into hiding on July 6, 1942 for more than 2 years. On August 4, 1944 they are discovered, arrested, and sent to concentration camps in Germany, Poland, and Holland.

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  • April 10, 2012 at 9:24 PM
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    Anne Frank addressed her letters to “Kitty Egyedi”. Miep Gies was a Dutch citizen who hid Anne Frank, her family, and eight family friends. She was known
    as the woman who sustained Anne Frank and her family during hiding. A moveable bookcase was used to cover the stairs that led to the attic.

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  • April 11, 2012 at 7:42 AM
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    After the Frank’s moved out of Miep Gies’s house she discovered Anne’s diary, papers, and family photos. Miep took them and hide them in her desk drawer. She wanted to show Anne that she had left her diary when she was realesed. But only Otto Frank survived the Holocaust. Miep returns the diary to Otto Frank, the diary was published two years later.

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  • April 11, 2012 at 5:09 PM
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    Anne’s familly and another familly both had to stay in the annex for 2 whole years in order to survive. really i would say she did not have any freedom because there were certain times where she had to be very quiet so they wouldnt be caught and she also didnt have choices of what she could do depending on what she wanted to do or where she could go. But later on when they all got caught anne’s father was luckly still allive in time to publish her diary. if it wasnt for the dad then anne frank would not have been known. And we would not have been able to know the lifestyle she went through.

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  • April 11, 2012 at 5:32 PM
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    What Cindy said was helpful because I couldn’t find any really good information on what Miep Gies did to help. Thanks Cindy!

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  • April 11, 2012 at 6:45 PM
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    Anne Frank was a innocent little girl born in Frankfurt, Germany she was despised by Nazis just for being a jew. She hid in an attic for two years just to save her life. Anne Frank didn’t have any friends and couldn’t go outside so while they were hiding she wrote in her diary. She got her diary on june 12, 1942 and she named it kitty.

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  • April 11, 2012 at 7:25 PM
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    Anne Frank got a diary on her 13th birthday, and she named it “Kitty” because it’s a character she liked in a book she read, and her diary was her best friend.

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  • April 11, 2012 at 8:26 PM
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    The person who decided to made the diary a book was Anne’s father. Anne Frank never got married and she died too young, she was only 15 years old. The only reason she kept her diary was because she wanted to be educated.

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  • April 11, 2012 at 10:30 PM
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    I know your thiikning, ” How are they going to eat,wouldn’t they get hungry”, well they had some people for that.Together, Mr Kraler and Miep brought food and supplies to the members of the Annex for two years, before they were sent to concentration camps because her family and her sould not. Another intresting fact about the secret annaxe was the Anne had a VERY close friend, Peter. Anne and Peter ended up getting *really* close to each other, almost inseparable before they were seperated by the Nazi.

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  • April 12, 2012 at 9:00 PM
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    The story of Anne Frank and her family is sad. But this will help us with gaining an understanding of how the conditions were if you were a Jewish citizen that was living in Germany in 1942. This will help us also by learning about the history of Jews in a different kind of way. We are able to understand the feelings about a 13 year old Jewish girl on a personal level with her family and others that were in hiding with her. Just by her parents getting her an diary for her birthday had an big affect on the world.

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  • April 13, 2012 at 10:25 AM
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    My questions are 8-10 that are very important about her because the question number 8 is talking about that she didn’t have no friends so she told all her “adventures” and “feelings” and “emotions” on her diary that she called kitty she received that diary when she was 13 on her birthday. Question number 9 is important about her and her family because Miep Gies was the worker of Otto Frank and she took the risk in hiding the franks in “the Secret Annexe” where they had a secret room where they lived for 2 years. Question number 10 is important about The franks and the other people because there was a secret hiding passage that was covered by a bookshelf that led to the rooms that they lived in. but soon after they got betrayed and turned in to the NAZIS!

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  • April 13, 2012 at 7:22 PM
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    Question number 10 is about what was used to cover the stairs to the attic. A movable bookcase was kept to hide the stairs. This was used so that no one from the office would know that there were stairs to an attic. I also think it was used so that if Nazis came into the house, the Franks and other residents could hide in the attic and have a better chance to not be found. But I guess whoever betrayed the Franks knew about the bookcase and informed the Nazis about it too.

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  • April 13, 2012 at 9:36 PM
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    Everyone who’s last name is g-m is correct with their information. Even though everyone said the same thing more than once. The question I ask is why did the Jewish people? It makes no sense as to why that religion was targeted. When the plague was going around everyone blamed the Jewish just beacause they didn’t get it. The reason they didn’t get it is because the knew how to bathe.
    Even though Anne Frank didn’t survive the camp she became famous because of her diary. Her father was the one who survived but there is no stories known by everyone. The diary Anne named Kitty has various details about her life. Her story is widly known and it they should be given justice because of what they went through.

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  • April 15, 2012 at 4:59 PM
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    Question #6: No, I would not hide inside an attic for 2 years. Even though there was somebody telling me & my family what was going on out there, I would have to see for myself.

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  • April 22, 2012 at 10:52 AM
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    Raeshon K. So your telling us that you would want to risk your life just because you want to see what was going on. You should just ask someone to draw you a picture, and the person who tells you what is going on wouldn’t lie to you.

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