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  • 1. How do you keep from giving up? 8 th Grade Holocaust Literature Unit
  • 2. Finding Strength
    • What do you do to
    • find strength when
    • you need it?
  • 3. What are the consequences of silence?
    • “ In Germany, they came first for the communists, and I didn’t speak up because I was not a communist.
    • Then, they came for the Jews and I didn’t speak up because I was not a Jew.
    • Then, they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak up because I was not a trade unionist.
    • Then, they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant.
    • Then, they came for me and by that time, no one was left to speak up.”
    • -Pastor Martin Niemoller
  • 4. Holocaust Pre-reading
    • Imagine that you and your family had to go into hiding in order to survive and avoid being separated from each other.
    • How would you feel about leaving your home and friends?
  • 5. Elements of Drama
    • 4 Basic Dramatic Principles:
      • Conflict- struggle, main problem
      • Complications (rising action)- disagreements, additional problems
      • Climax- moment of greatest emotional intensity
      • Resolution- how the play ends (final act)
  • 6. Elements of Drama
    • Stage Directions:
    • describe the appearance of the stage, sounds to be heard, and the clothing, movements and expressions of the actors
    • Crisis:
    • situation of danger or difficulty
    • Change:
    • change in characteristics, actions and relationships
  • 7. Elements of Drama
    • Irony:
    • contrast between expectation and reality
    • Dramatic Irony:
    • when the audience (readers) knows something
    • the characters on stage do not
    • How is the play, “The Diary of Anne Frank” an example of dramatic irony?
  • 8. Elements of Drama
    • Flashback:
    • an interruption in the present action to show events that happened at an earlier time.
    • Act:
    • significant part of the plot
    • Acts are divided into scenes (similar to chapters of a book)
  • 9. Holocaust Pre-reading
    • During hiding, your very survival is dependant on the goodness and charity of others.
    • Would you be willing to risk your life for someone you hardly know, understanding that if you are caught, you will be put to death?
  • 10. Act 1 Vocabulary Review: conspicuous, loathe, aggravating, subdued, jubilation
    • Choose the word that best fits each sentence.
    • Mrs. Frank was _____ as she listened to her husband explain the rules of living in the attic.
    • Peter thought that Anne was a(n)_____ little girl because she was always teasing him.
    • In celebration of Hanukkah, they sang the song with _____.
    • Jews were _____ in public because they were forced to wear on the Star of David on their clothes.
  • 11. Act 1 Vocabulary Review: conspicuous, loathe, aggravating, subdued, jubilation
    • Which vocabulary word best answers each question?
    • What word can you use to describe someone who is always bothering you?
    • Which word describes how you might react to something that you do not like?
    • What might you hear in someone’s voice if the person just won a prize?
    • Which word describes someone who stands out in a crowd?
  • 12. Act 1 Reader Response:
    • What is the effect of ending the scene and act with all the characters singing the Hanukkah song together?
  • 13. Act 2 Pre-reading
    • You have just been awakened in the middle of the night to be taken away to a concentration camp. You are allowed to take only one small suitcase with you.
    • What would you would pack and why?
  • 14. Act 2 Vocabulary Review: Match the word to the synonym.
    • frenzy
    • poise
    • stealthily
    • foreboding
    • sneakily
    • premonition
    • composure
    • agitation
  • 15. Act 2 Vocabulary Review: Match the word to the correct how-to book title.
    • How to Present Yourself When Speaking in Public
    • How to Break the Rules without Getting Caught
    • How to Predict that Something Bad Might Happen
    • How to Avoid Becoming Too Emotional
    • frenzy
    • poise
    • stealthily
    • foreboding
  • 16. “ The Diary of Anne Frank” Reader Response
    • Respond to the quotation:
    • “ In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart .”
    • What does Anne mean by this?
    • Do you agree or disagree? Why?
  • 17. “ The Diary of Anne Frank” Reader Response
    • Mr. Frank responds to Anne’s words with, “ She puts me to shame .”
    • Why does he say this? Explain.
  • 18. “ The Diary of Anne Frank” Vocabulary Review (match the definition)
    • conspicuous
    • loathe
    • aggravating
    • subdued
    • jubilation
    • foreboding
    • poise
    • stealthily
    • frenzy
    • irritating, annoying
    • great joy and excitement
    • a feeling that something bad will happen
    • state of intense emotion
    • easily seen, apparent
    • quiet and restrained
    • relaxed and self-controlled
    • in a secret manner
    • to hate
  • 19.
    • Do you think that Anne Frank had some of the same problems that teenagers today experience?
    • Why or why not?
  • 20. Sky Pre-reading
    • During the Holocaust who were the…
      • Victims?
      • Executioners?
      • Silent Bystanders?
      • Righteous?
  • 21. Sky Pre-reading
    • Set a Purpose for Reading…read to learn facts about the time period during which Anne Frank wrote her diary.
    • Build Background…Hanneke Ippisch was born in Holland in 1925. At the age of 17, she joined a secret group- known as the Resistance, or “underground”- to help Jews escape the Nazis.