Facing the Aftermath

“Facing the Aftermath: Recovery and Reconstitution after the Holocaust”

This January, Use The Hashtag #WeRemember To Make Sure The Holocaust Is Never Forgotten.

“This past year has been difficult for us all – and has shown us why Holocaust education is needed now more than ever. While confronting the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen a rise in hateful and racist ideologies around the world. False conspiracy myths about minority groups are spreading like wildfire. Social media platform are being overrun with harmful content. It can all feel overwhelming for many. Even frightening.

Now, more than ever, we must join together to remember the past, to build a better future for all.”

                                 – World Jewish Congress 2021 


Plant The Seed - Unpack Your Thinking

This week we are going to explore the Visible Thinking Routine for Global Thinking – Unveiling Stories. With such an important theme this week I felt it was a perfect opportunity to take a look at a mentor text that writers could connect to. What better the story of Anne Frank. 

Writers you will need a notebook page to record your thoughts and reflections. Using the routine -Unveiling Stories is going to create a real discussion with your students as you look at different layers of the story. Remember there is no right or wrong answer about encouraging writers to think whatever age they are. 

While listening to the story I want writers to think about the following questions:

  1. What is the story? 
  2. What is the human story? 
  3. What is the world story?
  4. What is the new story?
  5. What is the untold story? 


Though they seem similar, all these questions are very different. This is where the different levels of thinking will arise and discussions that will intrigue and captivate you as a teacher. 

Anne Frank was a famous writer, one we forget to bring her work into our classroom. Her diary was inspirational as it told her story of struggle, a fight for freedom and her life. She will be our focus for this week’s theme.  Let’s listen to the story of Anne Frank:

Here is a model of my thinking:

IMPORTANT: Teachers don’t forget to take a photo of your students thinking and post them to ‘The Global Write’ Wakelet.

Let's Write

Anne Frank was an inspiration to the world and someone we should know about when we explore historical events that have shaped our world. 

Her quote “Think of all the beauty in yourself and everything around you and be happy” is a clear testament to what we all should be thinking about during these challenging times. 

Prompt 1 :

Anne Frank was …….

Draw a picture of Anne Frank and attach your sentence or paragraph to describe the type of person Anne Frank was. 



Prompt 2:

Create a biography or an information report about Anne Frank’s Life. 

Use this video to record facts and information about her life as you prepare a piece of writing that will inspire the world.

Publish Writing Pieces Here

Talk To Our ARTIST Olivia

Can you explain the meaning behind Olivia’s image this week? She has taken her inspiration from the story of Anne Frank’s Life. She would love to hear your thoughts. Send here a message on her Wakelet and I am sure she will leave you a reply.

If you look closely you will see Olivia has recorded Anne Frank’s famous quotes in her drawing. 

Olivia’s sister Montanna has added to this week’s Global Write creative imagery. Supported by her sister, Montanna has drawn an excellent representation for this week’s theme.

Teacher Resources

The UN Sustainable Goal and Good Life Goal we are supporting this week is:

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