by Michael A. Signal
We've identified these texts as great options for text pairings based on similar themes, literary devices, topic, or writing style. Supplement your lesson with one or more of these options and challenge students to compare and contrast the texts. To assign a paired text, click on the text to go to its page and click the "Assign Text" button there.
Sometimes, History is Sadness
- David White
This account of the tragic historical events of September 11, 2001, explains that sadness is a part of life and that time can reduce the impact of grief.Pair “Sometimes, History is Sadness” with “Learning About the Holocaust” and ask students to discuss the different ways we can approach sad events in history. Why do students think it’s important to remember these events in history? What can we learn from them?
Woman Who Helped Anne Frank Dies at 100
- Teri Schultz, National Public Radio
In this interview from NPR, a reporter speaks to the woman who helped to hide Anne Frank’s family, risking her own life in the process.Pair “Woman Who Helped Anne Frank Dies at 100” with “Learning About the Holocaust” to provide students with information about one of the victims of the Holocaust and the woman who tried to help her. Ask students to discuss what Miep Gies risked by helping the Frank family hide from the Nazis. Why did Gies choose to take these risks? How has Anne Frank’s diary helped further people’s knowledge of the Holocaust?
Seven Decades On, Anne Frank’s Words Still Comfort
- Scott Simon
While Anne Frank has been gone over 70 years, her optimistic words still console many today.Pair “Seven Decades on, Anne Frank’s Words Still Comfort” with “Learning About the Holocaust” to provide students with information about Anne Frank. Ask students to discuss how Anne Frank and her family experienced persecution. Despite the prejudice and violence Frank experienced and witnessed, what beliefs did she continue to hold on to?