Using this WebQuest, you will gain background information on the Holocaust, that will assist you in your understanding of The Diary of Anne Frank.
Description: The Holocaust is one of the most well-known instances of genocide in history. However, throughout most of WWII, people did not know much of what was going on. It wasn't until well after the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944 that soldiers came upon concentration camps and began to report home the atrocities that had occurred. Through this WebQuest, you will learn the causes of the Holocaust, and how it affected those people who had to live through it.
Task: As you work through this WebQuest, you will be presented with a series of texts, pictures, and videos. Each Resource will be followed by a series of questions. These questions are also located on your answer sheet. Please answer the questions based on the information you have learned from each resource. At the end of the WebQuest, you will write a diary entry in which you take on the identity of a person who is living in Nazi Germany. You will detail some of the things you have experienced while living under Nazi control. You must incorporate three events that directly relate to the resources you have viewed in this WebQuest.
Resources/Process/Learning Tasks Each button below will take you to a new page with process instructions and corresponding learning task questions. Please use your answer sheet to record your answers.
Conclusion Now that you have completed the WebQuest, you will have a better understanding of the circumstances that led to the Holocaust, as well as the effects on people living during the Holocaust. Through your diary entry, you have evaluate what life would have been like for someone living at this time, and the horrors they had to overcome. As we read our Holocaust lit circle novels, consider the relative position those living during this horrific time.
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