Anne Frank WebQuest

The story of Anne Frank and her family's efforts to hide during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands is a story of thousands of families' efforts to simply live their lives and survive an oppressive government's genocidal policy during WWII.   Students should use the links below in preparation for their reading of the theatrical adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank.  Students may download a copy of the WebQuest handout by clicking HERE.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Start Here:  Browse through the links under "NAZI RULE" to get a sense for how a political party can gain control over the minds of a population and then use that control to get that population to blindly support the unthinkable.
Be sure to browse the Timeline of events and the included videos to get a sense for how these historical events unfolded in time.
The Secret Annex Online
1.  After watching the opening video, navigate your way through the 3D tour of the house. There are several ways to navigate the various rooms in the space. 
2.  Read about each of the eight occupants of the secret annex by selecting
     Who is Who? 
3.  Be sure to click on the link for additional information on each individual.  
     Who do you think Anne will have problems with? 
     Who do you think she will get along with the best?
4.  Finally, view the videos on The Outcome page of the site.
          Holocaust Research Project Links
The Holocaust is a topic that one might spend a lifetime researching.  If you are going to invest 2 weeks developing your own research based project, you will have to narrow the topic down to a specific aspect of the Holocaust that you want to know more about.  Explore the links below to find a specific aspect of the Holocaust that you want to find out more about.

By far, one of the most credible internet based sites for Holocaust research.  Explore the exhibits and links, or search topics of interest.
Many of you will find everything you need here.

New York Times extensive collection of Holocaust resources and links.  Spend some time digging in to these connections.

You have questions.  Answers to many of the common questions can be found here.  This page is part of the Jewish Virtual Library, which is also a rich resource for research.  Dig in using the navigation bar on the left

How did the Nazis influence German citizens to support the unthinkable?
              Poisonous Mushroom

Google Cultural Institute
Huge collection of internet based resources relating to the Holocaust.

Wealth of research topics to explore.

Why wait for your teacher to take you there; go where educators go to access Holocaust resources.

15 minute overview of World War II

Don't know much about it? 

This will bring you up to speed and help you connect many of the pieces that may be swimming around loosely in your mind.

After you have explored the links above, narrow down your topic to a question that you would like to find out more about.  Discuss your question with Mr. Ott before beginning your research.

Documenting your Sources
              or               MLA Citation Guide

Anne Frank's History
Browse the timeline links for an overall historical perspective on her life.

Anne Frank Timeline
Go to "Tips" and view the video on using the timeline before attempting to browse the historical links and photographs.

Google Cultural Institute "Anne Frank Timeline"

Another interactive timeline - Goes all the way through the production of the movie about her experience.



Once you finish the WebQuest, feel free to browse the additional Anne Frank links below.