Teachers Anne is a shining example for aspiring writers today.
Her diary provides a living testimony about her times.

It shows the impact of prejudice and hatred on individual lives – a lesson that we can continue to use today.

Her thought-provoking story provides valuable insight into many subjects.

Use our resources within the curriculum:

  • History
  • PSHE
  • Citizenship
  • English

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WORKSHOPS AND RESOURCES (Recommended for KS3-4/S4-6)

LESSON 1: What matters to us?

Learning objectives:

1. To consider different perspectives of society

2. To express own views, ideas and values and explain thinking behind them

3. To reflect upon own thoughts and feeling through creative writing and narrative

L1 England, Ireland and Wales

L1 Scotland

L1 What matters to me PowerPoint

L1 Things that matter to me

L1 Anne Frank quotes

 

LESSON 2: Learning from Anne’s writing

Learning objectives:

• To consider different factors that impact on an individual’s experience

• To assess how different factors and choices might impact on the lives of young people

• To reflect upon the outcomes of different behaviours and choices

L2 England, Ireland and Wales

L2 Scotland

L2 Differentiated comprehension activity

 

LESSON 3: Letter to self

Learning objectives:

• To consider different factors that impact on an individual’s experience

• To assess how different factors and choices might impact on the lives of young people

• To reflect upon the outcomes of different behaviours and choices

L3 England, Ireland, and Wales

L3 Scotland

L3 PowerPoint

 

ASSEMBLY (Recommended for KS2-KS4/S3-S6)

Get students thinking about diary writing, the experiences of Anne Frank and the Holocaust. A great way to launch the Generation Diary Campaign in your school.

Learning objectives

1. Considering the consequences of prejudice and discrimination

2. Reflecting on the life Anne Frank was not allowed to live

3. Consideration of individual hopes for the future and empowerment of young people

Assembly guidance

Anne Frank Day powerpoint

Assembly cut out quotes

 

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”’Generation Diary has fired imaginations and encouraged students to express their thoughts and ideas about fairness and equality as teenagers living in present times. Writing a concise personal narrative about  issues, incidents and situations that concern them was valuable and it allowed them to discuss and evaluate how prejudice and unfairness could be challenged in the future.

Pupils were thrilled to see their ideas appear on the website and realize that they were being read by many other young people across the world. As a consequence of the girls’ enthusiasm, we decided to start the new academic year by teaching the Generation Diary Lessons Project to all 660 Year 8, 9 and 10 pupils in the Academy. The response has been excellent, the level of engagement and empathy pupils feel towards Anne Frank’s Diary has inspired them to write passionately both about how they see the world and how the world ought to be in the future.”

– Marianne Ferm, Head of PSHCEE, Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls