Visit the Secret Annex of Anne Frank Online

June 13th, 2014 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »


It’s Friday, June 13, 2014, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!


Recommended Website:


The Secret Annex Online


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


A sub-site of the larger website, presented by the Anne Frank House Museum, interactively wander around the Secret Annex where the Frank family, the van Pels, and Fritz Pfeffer hid from the Nazis for more than two years.

When you arrive at the website, you may wish to watch the brief introductory video that sets the scene for the circumstances leading to the decision to go into hiding. Then select the “Enter the 3D house” link in the top navigation bar or the “Go straight inside” image link to the left of the video to enter the annex. Be sure to have your sound turned on to hear explanations, narrative and commentaries of the various rooms. Use your mouse to navigate through the rooms. Use the floor plan icon to visit a particular room. Rooms you are able to visit include:

* The ground floor

o Prinsengracht
o Landing
o Warehouse front
o Warehouse back
o Extension
o Garden

* The first floor

o Front office
o Office Entrance
o Alcove
o Hallway first floor
o Back office
o Private office
o Office kitchen

* The second floor

o Depot front
o Hallway second floor
o Depot middle
o Depot back
o Moveable bookcase
o Bathroom
o Room Frank family
o Room Anne Frank

* The third floor

o Front attic
o Room Peter van Pels
o Room van Pels Family

* The fourth floor – Attic secret Annex

When you are finished exploring the hiding place, return the home page to learn more about the house and its inhabitants by selecting “The Outcome”, “About the house”, or “Who’s who?”. This fascinating interactive presentation filled with interesting audios, videos, texts, and images gives visitors a real feel that they have stepped into the world of Anne Frank and her housemates.


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