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        The Diary of Anne Frank 1: A Difficult Situation

        Students explore the diary as a literary genre, as well as the themes of The Diary of Anne Frank, in this excerpt from MASTERPIECE’s 2010 version of The Diary of Anne Frank. As students analyze a scene in which Anne’s father talks about why writing is so important to Anne, they gain a deeper understanding of the historical context in which Anne lived, what motivated Anne to start keeping a diary, her identity as a writer, and how her observations went on to become one of the most widely-read works of nonfiction in the world. This resource is part of the MASTERPIECE Collection.

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        Teaching Tips | Historical Context Essay | Anne Frank, the Writer Essay

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