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This lesson focuses on the twelve-year period from 1933-1945 in which Jews faced restrictions, were imprisoned, worked as slaves, and were starved, tortured, and murdered.  Six million Jews died during the Holocaust.  They will also read the play The Diary of Anne Frank which protrays a thirteen year old gilr's view of her daily life when she and her family went into hiding before being deported to a Nazi concentration camp.  Anne Frank was born to a Jewish family in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1929.  Her family immigrated to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, when she was four.  Anne had a happy childhood until 1940 when German forces invaded and occupied the Netherlands.  Anne and her family went into hiding in the attic above her father's business, where they lived for two years.  Students will review the elements of drama incuding dramatic structure such as characters, conflict, climax, and resoultion. They will also learn about dialogue and stage directions.  
Subject:
Reading Literature
Level:
Middle School
Grades:
Grade 8
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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Date Added:
04/30/2017

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