Online material for students and teachers. As a basis for lessons or as a source for a project or a presentation.

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Introduce your students to Anne Frank’s story and  World War 2. Students can use the Anne Frank Guide for a subject related project. Using The Secret Annex Online they can discover what life was like during the hiding period and the Timeline gives a chronological overview from 1914 to the present day. 

Anne Frank Guide

Create your own project or talk using unique source materials

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It’s good that the students first have to choose their chapters. This means they already have a structure for their work.


Students are encouraged to personalize their  project. They could interview someone, visit a location relevant to their topic or give their own opinion about an event.

More ideas

As well as tips for the more regular type of project or presentation, the Anne Frank Guide also contains detailed steps on how to put together a visual story, create a PowerPoint presentation and  a website.

Lesson tips

  • Mind map with a photograph
    Download a photograph from the data bank, for example a ration card, an identity card stamped with a J, Miep Gies’s shopping list or a photo of the moveable bookcase in the secret annex. Print a copy for each group and maybe add other objects from the time. Students are asked to identify their object and make a mind map.

  • Information hunt
    Ask students to look for specific information on the website. These could be: ‘How much shopping did Miep Gies bring?’, ‘What was the Kristalnacht?’, ‘What happened in Westerbork?’ and ‘Where did Anne Frank go to school?’. Using this assignment students could also think of a topic for a presentation.