Anne Frank’s History

June 12th, 2014 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »


It’s Thursday, June 12, 2014, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:


Anne Frank House Museum


Age Range: 11-18 (Grades 6-12, with parental supervision)


Presented by the Anne Frank House Museum, this portion of the larger museum website helps paint a clear picture of the young Jewish girl who went into hiding with her family during World War II to escape the Nazis. Born on June 12, 1929, Anne Frank received her diary for her 13th birthday and began chronicling her life, thoughts, and dreams. Her diary not only provides a first-hand account of the effects German occupation had on the life of a Jewish family but also gives insight into the personal emotions and interactions of everyday life living under these circumstances.

When arriving at the link above, start your exploration though images and texts by selecting one of these topics:

  • Life in Germany – 1925
  • Emigrating to the Netherlands – 1933
  • The German Invasion – 1940
  • The hiding place – 1942
  • A diary as a best friend
  • The Arrest – 1944
  • Otto Frank returns – 1945
  • The diary is published – 1947
  • The story is brief

Also included on this website is the link to the sub-site, “Anne Frank Timeline”, which provides an extensive interactive timeline with pictures and information about the war and the Frank family life. And you will most certainly not want to miss the fabulous 3D interactive presentation of the Secret Annex.

“I sometimes wonder if anyone will ever understand what I mean, if anyone will ever overlook my ingratitude and not worry about whether or not I’m Jewish and merely see me as a teenager badly in need of some good, plain fun.” (Anne Frank, December 24, 1943)

This website is an excellent resource that helps students understand that Anne was an ordinary young person just like them who was thrown into the extraordinary circumstances of the Holocaust and her legacy serves to remind us all of this.


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