Study Guides

  • Reader's Companion to The Diary of Anne Frank (The Anne Frank Center USA) This guide is organized to help readers understand Anne Frank’s diary. Background information, time lines, and the glossary provide historical context for the years of Anne’s life and are designed to place her diary within the framework of the events taking place during World War II and the Holocaust. Special details have been included to highlight the twenty-five month period during which Anne and her family hid in the Secret Annex, as well as the aftermath.
  • MTV Film "I'm Still Here: Real Diaries of Young People Who Lived During the Holocaust" (Facing History and Ourselves) Based on the book Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust by Alexandra Zapruder 
     
  • Salvaged Pages An in-depth, interdisciplinary online curriculum developed by the author and a team of teachers, working in cooperation with the educational organization Facing History and Ourselves, to support use of the book in middle- and high-school classrooms.

    The lessons in this collection can be taught as a set, following the chronology of the Holocaust, or used individually. Each lesson uses core academic skills to engage learners in a careful study of the text as an entry point to an exploration of a key event or theme in the history of the Holocaust. Each lesson has been constructed around an academic focus: Learn the History (Social Studies and History), Read and Reflect (English Language Arts), or Use your Voice (Writing.)