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Cover:  Title, Name, Class/#, Date

Page 1:  Table of Contents



Page 2:  Holocaust Poem Go to the Online Holocaust Magazine, http://www.kimel.net/poetry.html, browse the site.  Place a copy of a Holocaust poem into your journal. OR, place a copy of the poem “First They Came for the Jews”  


Page 3:  Journal entry 1:

Write a reflection about the Holocaust poem on the page opposite the poem.  Example:  Why did you choose this poem?  What connections did you make?  Why is this poem important to the Holocaust?


Page 4:  Journal Entry 2: 

Current Time:  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?  How would you disguise these items and how would you carry them?  You may only bring 6 items. 


Page 5:   Draw the items that you would bring or insert photos of the items that you would bring.


Page 6:   Draw a picture of the place where you would hide


Page 7:   Journal entry 3:

If you had to live in hiding and could not make a sound from 9am-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 9-6.  Be sure to describe your surroundings and your feelings.   


Page 8:   Your choice


Page 9:   Journal entry 4:

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 agree?  Disagree?  How would you feel if you were locked in to your house by circumstances rather than locks?


Page 10:  Journal entry 5:

Write a name poem for one of the characters in hiding. Use the letters of the word to form the first line of each poem.


Page 11:  Journal entry 6:

In Scene 4 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?  Be descriptive. 


Page 12:  Journal entry 7: 

Everyone has things about themselves that they would like to change.  In Act 1, Scene 4, Anne talks about having a mean side and a nicer, sweeter side.  She says she wants to let the nicer side show but is afraid to so she has a difficult time changing how she acts.  What is something would you like to change about yourself?


Page 13:  Describe your Random Acts of Kindness and the results. 


Page 14 and 15:  Final journal entry

This journal entry has 4 parts. 

·         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?

·         At the end of the play Mr. Frank says Anne was happy at the concentration camp.  Why does he think this? 

·         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?

What I learned from The Diary of Anne Frank…Thoughts, feelings, ideas, etc..


*** Feel free to add additional journal entries.