Anne Frank

History - Anne Frank and the Holocaust

This page has links to resources for teaching history in Key Stages 2, 3 and 4 of the UK National Curriculum.

In Key Stages 2 and 3, these resources are suitable for teacher-assessed work, and can be part of wider cross-curricular activities or projects.

In Key Stage 4, the resources could be used within a short or full GCSE course, where study of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust is an explicit subject on many taught courses.

History is a compulsory subject of study within Key Stages 2 and 3.

In Key Stage 4, history is not statutory but pupils may opt to study it within a full or short course.

If you would like to see the National Curriculum subject requirements for History, or the specifications for some typical GCSE courses, click on the links below.

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Studying Anne Frank in Key Stage 2

It is perfectly in order for class teachers, if you are sensitive to the potentially distressing areas of the subject, to teach about Anne Frank and the Holocaust within the programme of study for Key Stage 2.

Of the specimen schemes of work on the Standards Site, the only Key Stage 2 scheme which readily fits this subject is Unit 20: What we can learn about recent history by studying the life of a famous person.

The specimen scheme is based on the example of John Lennon.

To adapt this scheme to the life of Anne Frank would require changes to the scheme's content, and even the title - as “recent history” would become “20th century history”.

Alternatively, you can devise your own scheme of work, or adapt those written for Key Stage 3, to meet the needs of younger pupils.

If you know that this subject is on the syllabus for your partner secondary school, then you may wish to leave it alone, or discuss with the Key Stage 3 teachers how you can study it in ways which are appropriate to each Key Stage.

If you would like to open or save What we can learn about recent history by studying the life of a famous person, click on the link below.

The scheme is saved as a Word document file, which will allow you to edit it, to reflect the change of subject.

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Studying Anne Frank in Key Stage 3

For Key Stage 3, there are several specimen schemes of work on the Standards Site, which are specifically about the Second World War and the Holocaust.

These could be used with little or no alteration, but you are free to adapt them to your own curriculum needs, opportunities and resources.

As well as the introductory unit What's It All About, there are two units which relate to the war (Unit 18:Hot war, cold war: why did the major twentieth-century conflicts affect so many people? and Unit 19: How and why did the Holocaust happen?) as well as a general unit for the study of a single character (Unit 22: The role of the individual: for good or ill?) which is suitable for the study of Anne Frank or one of the leaders of the White Rose movement (“for good”), or for studying Hitler and his principal supporters (“for ill”).

Each scheme is saved as a Word document file, which will allow you to edit it, to reflect the change of subject.Click on a link below to open the document of your choice:

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Studying Anne Frank in Key Stage 4

Students who study history beyond Key Stage 3 have made a definite choice of the subject. Most GCSE courses (full and short courses) have options to study some aspect of the Second World War, such as Hitler's rise to power, the Holocaust or resistance to tyranny.

For example, candidates taking the AQA Syllabus A will have an opportunity to study the subject on Paper 2: Enquiry in Depth, where they choose one subject from four options, of which the last is Germany, 1919-1945.

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The AQA Syllabus B has opportunities to study some aspects of the Second World War in every area of assessed work. Paper 1 is entitled Conflict in the Modern World and looks at conflict from International and UK perspectives.

Paper 2 is entitled Depth Studies and includes the study of Germany 1918 to 1939.

And finally Coursework and Paper 3 (British and/or World History) allows the study of such subjects as these. Within British history:

  • Britain and the Second World War
  • Britain in the 1930s (could include Fascism in the UK)
  • The centre's own choice of topic or issue

And within world history:

  • The Second World War
  • Germany
  • Anti-Semitism in the Twentieth Century
  • The centre's own choice of topic or issue
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