War Diaries Worksheet

For Secondary LESSON PLAN: War Diaries

Questions for Thought and Discussion

Shizuye Takashima

A Child in Prison Camp

Anne Frank

The Diary of a Young Girl
Zlata Filipovic

A Child's Life in Sarajevo
1. At the beginning of each excerpt, what were the things each author was concerned about? What were some of the normal concerns for a girl of her age?

2. What are some of the observations that each young woman made about the prejudice directed

against her people? Against her father?

3. What new piece or pieces of information did you learn about each of the wars that

affected the young authors?

4. What question(s) do you have about the girls, their families,

or their countries' wars as a result of reading their diaries?

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