Teacher Programs

Chancellor’s Day Educator Workshop

Thursday June 9th, 2016 from 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

How do we prepare students to read and understand Anne Frank: The Diary of A Young Girl within the larger historical framework of the Holocaust? How do we stimulate engagement, critical thinking, and personal understanding among students as they learn about the Holocaust and study this beloved classic?

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Why teach about the Holocaust?
Why attend this specialized program?

Teaching about the Holocaust helps students make connections with the past, gain relevant insight into human dilemmas and difficult social challenges, and determine their roles and responsibilities in the world around them.

This program will focus on materials and instructional strategies available in Echoes and Reflections and from The Anne Frank Center USA that can be used to effectively teach The Diary of Anne Frank and provide historical context for students.

Program Goals
Specifically, during this special program, participants will:
  • Familiarize participants with the content and pedagogy of Echoes and Reflections through experiential activities.
  • Explore multimedia assets for teaching about the Holocaust and Anne Frank, including visual history testimonies and other primary resources and materials, available from Echoes and Reflections and The Anne Frank Center.
  • Make connections with literacy, history, and visual learning themes.
  • Enhance teacher knowledge about Anne Frank and support student learning.
  • Learn how to teach about the Holocaust as a human story, with a focus on individual experiences.
  • Examine the life and times of Anne Frank through her diary, family photographs, and documentary film.
  • Explore other diary and literature excerpts to complement your lessons around Anne Frank.

Space is limited! Reservations Required – RSVP here

Echoes and Reflections is a joint program of the Anti-Defamation League, USC Shoah Foundation, and Yad Vashem



We offer a variety of professional development workshops for teachers and educators at all levels. Our workshops provide teachers with the opportunity to examine the life and times of Anne Frank through her diary, family photographs, and documentary images as portrayed in our permanent exhibit.Workshops can take place at The Anne Frank Center, at your school, community center, or other public space.We can also bring educational performances such as “Conversations with Anne: Letters from Anne and Martin” to your school or community. In this presentation, professional actors bring the texts of Anne Frank and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to life, and encourage the audience to join in an interactive discussion.

To schedule a professional development workshop or staged presentation email education@annefrank.com

A performance of “Letters from Anne and Martin”

Our Four Traveling Exhibitions

  • 1. Anne Frank: A History for Today Our definitive exhibit for the complete life and history of Anne and her family.
  • 2. Reading & Writing with Anne Frank A smaller exhibit intended for schools and libraries with a focus on Anne Frank as a writer.
  • 3. Anne Frank: A Private Photo Album Over 70 family photographs, many rarely shown in public.
  • 4. Art and Propaganda in Nazi-Occupied Holland Dutch resistance art and propaganda from the Center’s archive collections.

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