Before the Movie

What do you know about Anne Frank? (Tap prior knowledge)

What can you tell about Anne Frank’s character from the movie description? (Draw conclusions; Identify character traits)


During the Movie (Pause Points)

Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions or prompt a discussion to keep students focused and to assess their understanding before moving on:

Timecode 1:15: In what ways did Anne Frank’s life change when Germany first invaded the Netherlands? (Identify cause/effect)

Timecode 4:40: How do you think keeping a diary helped Anne while in hiding? (Make inferences)

Timecode 5:22: What can you tell about Anne from this line she wrote in her diary: “I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.”? (Make judgments; Identify character traits)


After the Movie

Look at the four related movies at the bottom of the page. Explain how each is connected to the Anne Frank topic. (Make connections)

Why do you think Anne Frank’s diary remains a best-selling book around the world? (Reflect; Make inferences)

Why is it easier to feel empathy for an individual than for a large group? (Reflect; Make connections)


BrainPOP recommends reading the movie description that appears on the Anne Frank Topic Page to your class. Then show the movie once through without pausing.  Watch it again, this time using the discussion prompts.

*BrainPOP’s Discussion Questions and Prompts align to CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards.