The Diary of Anne Frank (the play) Week 1. UNIT GOAL: TSWBAT analyze a play in order to understand a significantly historical event. Bellwork: 11/27/2012. Pass up your Thinking Maps and Compare and Contrast Essays. Take out a sheet of paper and head it appropriately. DRAW A KWL CHART. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
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The Diary of Anne Frank(the play)
Week 1UNIT GOAL:
TSWBAT analyze a play in order to understand a significantly historical event.
Pass up your Thinking Maps and Compare
and Contrast Essays. Take out a sheet of paper and head it
appropriately. DRAW A KWL CHART.
Under the “K,” write 3 things you know about the Holocaust.
Under the “W,” write 3 things you want to know about the Holocaust.
The play is based on
the novel, "Diary of a Young Girl," published in 1947.
Anne's Diary begins in 1942. Anne is 13 years old-3 weeks before she goes into hiding.
Germany, WWII (1938-1945) Hitler ruled Germany
1933-1945 Allied powers (U.S.,
U.K., France, and Soviet Union) vs. Axis Powers (Germany, Italy, Japan)
Notes on the Holocaust & the play
deliberate attempt, under Hitler's rule, to exterminate all Jews in Europe...
Killed over 6 million Jews. Weapons: Starvation, Torture,
Dehumanization... Hitler wanted to rid Germany of
everyone not of the Aryan race (blond hair, blue eyes)
Notes on the Holocaust and the
SS = Hitler's personal elite body guards, did most of killings ordered by Hitler
occurred there. Why did the Franks go into hiding? Where did
they go? Who is MIEP? How did she risk her life for the
Franks? How long were the Franks in hiding? When, where, and how did Anne die? Who was the only occupant to survive
concentration camps? What did he do after the war to make Anne famous?
When and how did Hitler die? List an interesting fact about the publication of
Kitty. What was the final outcome of WWII for Jews? (#
of losses, etc.)
Questions from the article cont.:
Explanation of Unit Portfolio Checklist & Grading
Rubric Homework Assignment:
Complete reading the article and answer the questions.
Take out your
questions from homework (from the article) for review.
Bellwork: Wednesday, 11/28/2012
1. Anne Frank 2. Margot Frank: her older sister3. Mr. Frank: their father4. Mrs. Frank: their mother5. Miep: worker in Mr. Frank’s business; Dutch
6. Peter Van Daan 7. Mr. Van Daan: his father8. Mrs. Van Daan: his mother9. Mr. Dussel: a dentist10. Mr. Kraler: worker in Mr. Frank’s business; Dutch
Complete reading Act 1,
Scenes 1 & 2. Define the vocabulary words
from pages 364-365 and write the sentences with each word.
Place your vocabulary terms and sentences
(from homework) on your desk. Take out your portfolios and title a new
sheet of paper “Journal Entry #1.” Read and Answer the following: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, it is VERY cold outside and there is limited food where you are going. What items would you take with you? How would you disguise these items and how would you carry them?
Bellwork: Thursday, 11/29/2012
conspicuous adj.: noticeable. The Nazis required all Jews to
wear a conspicuous yellow Star of David on their clothing. unabashed adj.: unembarrassed. Anne’s unabashed
comments sometimes embarrassed her mother. loathe v.: hate. Anne loathed having her mother treat her
like a baby. indignantly adv.: with anger caused by something felt to be
unjust. Anne indignantly claimed she had not been rude. fortify v.: strengthen. Mr. Dussel took pills to fortify himself. zeal n.: great enthusiasm; devotion to a cause. The
Maccabees showed great zeal in their fight against tyranny. tyranny n.: cruel and unjust use of power. The Maccabees’
fight against tyranny and oppression two thousand years ago still inspires people today.
gingerly adv.: cautiously. Peter held Anne’s gift gingerly, afraid it
might jump out and hit him. ostentatiously adv.: in a showy way. Peter held his coat
ostentatiously to pretend he was hiding his cat there. appalled v. used as adj.: horrified. Dussel’s alarming news was
met with a moment of appalled silence. disgruntled v. used as adj.: displeased; annoyed. Mr. Dussel,
disgruntled, listened to the conversation. inarticulate adj.: unable to speak. Peter was so furious at Dussel
that he became inarticulate. forlorn adj.: abandoned and lonely. Dussel felt forlorn when Peter
and Anne both closed their doors on him. animation n.: liveliness. Anne’s animation could both delight and
annoy her family. remorse n.: deep feeling of guilt. Mrs. Frank felt remorse for her
1. A flashback interrupts a story to take you back to earlier times and events. Most of this play is told in an extended flashback, framed by the opening and closing scenes. Where in Scene 1 does the flashback begin? What do we learn about the characters and their basic situation before the flashback begins?
2. When does Anne begin to understand what going into hiding will mean? Describe some of the ways life in the Secret Annex is different from life outside.
Numbered Heads Together page 395
3. Sounds from outside the Secret Annex play an important part in the play. Some remind us of ordinary life in the city. Others punctuate the scene with reminders of the danger outside. List four of the sounds heard so far. Which sounds are pleasant? Which are threatening?
4. List the conflicts that have developed among the characters by the end of Scene 3. Why are these conflicts dangerous for the people in the Secret Annex? What other conflicts do you predict might arise?
Numbered Heads Together
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