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History Book Club: The Diary of Anne Frank

In this live, five week course, students will read and discuss the Diary of Anne Frank. Our focus will be on the Holocaust and the events of World War 2, and how these events impacted Anne. This class is dyslexia friendly and learners are welcome to listen to the audio version of the book!
Leigh Robertson
714 total reviews for this teacher
78 reviews for this class
Completed by 298 learners
year olds
learners per class


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$15 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 5 weeks
60 minutes per class

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Class Experience

I am a licensed social studies educator and homeschooling mom. I was inspired by reading Anne Frank's work as a child and want to share the power of the diary with my students. I also believe that reading the book is a great way for students to explore the many important topics surrounding World War 2 and the Holocaust. 

Over the past three years I have been homeschooling my son, who has dyslexia, so I am familiar with the unique challenges faced by dyslexic learners. All students, including those with reading challenges, are welcome in this course and can access the text via audiobook or a combination of audiobook and text. While there will be written notes and information presented in our live class meetings, I will go over this information orally and with multimedia resources as well. 
Between classes learners will need to complete assigned readings in the book. The assigned readings will be anywhere from 55-65 pages per week. On average, students can typically complete this amount of reading in around 90 minutes per week. There is an audiobook option available. This is a dyslexia-friendly course. Students who need longer to read have the option to complete all or some of the assigned reading by audiobook. 
A paper, digital or audio copy of the Diary of Anne Frank
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students will be given short, informal, in class assessments from time to time in the course to check their understanding of the reading. Students are encouraged, but not required, to post their thoughts on each week's reading in the class discussion board prior to our class meeting.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
During our course we will be discussing many difficult topics including the Holocaust, hate, discrimination and death. The book touches on Anne's experience with puberty and sexuality as well. While the book is recommended by Common Sense Media for ages 11 and up, I will accept younger students as long as parents have familiarity with the book and topics discussed. All parents should be familiar with the text or consider reading the parent review on Common Sense Media here:


Leigh Robertson
Lives in the United States
Certified teacher, traveler, and home schooling parent!
714 total reviews
504 completed classes

About Me

Hi I'm Leigh! I am a licensed Social Studies teacher (North Carolina) with an M.Ed. in Secondary Social Studies Education. I'm also a homeschooling/world schooling parent of two children (ages 7 and 10) and a lifelong learner.

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