This primary resource introduces children to Anne Frank. Learn about the life of the young girl whose tragic tale became a story of hope. Why were Anne Frank and her family forced to leave Germany? Where did they go into hiding? When and where did the German police find them?

In our National Geographic Kids primary resource sheet, pupils will learn about the life of Anne Frank and how her famous diary has become an important part of world history.

The teaching resource can be used in study group tasks for a simple overview of the life of Anne Frank. It can be used as a printed handout for each pupil to read themselves, or for display on the interactive whiteboard, as part of a whole class reading exercise.

Activity: Ask the pupils to write their own diary for a week, keeping a record of the different things they’ve done each day. What did they study in school? What food did they eat? What interesting conversations did they have? At the end of the week, pupils could read out parts of their diary to the class, or share their stories in small class groups.


N.B. The following information for mapping the resource documents to the school curriculum is specifically tailored to the English National Curriculum and Scottish Curriculum for Excellence. We are currently working to bring specifically tailored curriculum resource links for our other territories; including South AfricaAustralia and New Zealand. If you have any queries about our upcoming curriculum resource links, please email:


This History primary resource assists with teaching the following History objectives from the National Curriculum: 

  • Gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales.


National Curriculum Key Stage 1 History objective:

  • Pupils should be taught: the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods.


This History primary resource assists with teaching the following Social Studies First level objective from the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence:

  • I can compare aspects of people’s daily lives in the past with my own by using historical evidence or the experience of recreating an historical setting.
  • Having selected a significant individual from the past, I can contribute to a discussion on the influence of their actions, then and since


Scottish Curriculum for Excellence Second level Social Studies objective:

  • I can discuss why people and events from a particular time in the past were important, placing them within a historical sequence
  • I can compare and contrast a society in the past with my own and contribute to a discussion of the similarities and differences
  • I can use primary and secondary sources selectively to research events in the past


Scottish Curriculum for Excellence Third level Social Studies objective:

  • I can describe the factors contributing to a major social, political or economic change in the past and can assess the impact on people’s lives.
  • I can discuss the motives of those involved in a significant turning point in the past and assess the consequences it had then and since.


Scottish Curriculum for Excellence Fourth level Social Studies objective:

  • I can describe the main features of conflicting world belief systems in the past and can present informed views on the consequences of such conflict for societies then and since. 

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