Generation Diary

What is Generation Diary?

Generation Diary is a year long multi-media diary writing campaign during which we aim to build the biggest ever digital diary. By doing so we will be encouraging self expression in young people aged 13 – 15 (the age at which Anne Frank wrote her diary), giving them a voice just like Anne Frank. Participants can contribute as many or as few entries as they wish and will feel they are building part of something big.

Entries, submitted in written or video with writing format, will be analysed by the Department of Social Psychology at the University of Kent, and findings will provide an empirical picture of the voice of Britain’s teenagers today.

 

To visit our dedicated website, please click here.

 

teaching resources

WORKSHOPS AND RESOURCES (Recommended for KS3-4/S4-6)

LESSON 1: What matters to us?

Learning objectives:

1. To consider different perspectives of society

2. To express own views, ideas and values and explain thinking behind them

3. To reflect upon own thoughts and feeling through creative writing and narrative

L1 England, Ireland and Wales

L1 Scotland

L1 What matters to me PowerPoint

L1 Things that matter to me

L1 Anne Frank quotes

 

LESSON 2: Learning from Anne's writing

Learning objectives:

• To consider different factors that impact on an individual’s experience

• To assess how different factors and choices might impact on the lives of young people

• To reflect upon the outcomes of different behaviours and choices

L2 England, Ireland and Wales

L2 Scotland

L2 Differentiated comprehension activity

 

LESSON 3: Letter to self

Learning objectives:

• To consider different factors that impact on an individual’s experience

• To assess how different factors and choices might impact on the lives of young people

• To reflect upon the outcomes of different behaviours and choices

L3 England, Ireland, and Wales

L3 Scotland

L3 PowerPoint

 

ASSEMBLY (Recommended for KS2-KS4/S3-S6)

Get students thinking about diary writing, the experiences of Anne Frank and the Holocaust. A great way to launch the Generation Diary Campaign in your school.

Learning objectives

1. Considering the consequences of prejudice and discrimination

2. Reflecting on the life Anne Frank was not allowed to live

3. Consideration of individual hopes for the future and empowerment of young people

Assembly guidance

Anne Frank Day powerpoint

Assembly cut out quotes

 

maddy hill supports generation diary

 

 

 

Generation Diary Launch

The campaign was launched on Anne Frank Day, 12th June, which would have been Anne's 85th birthday. We were joined by 85 teens from various schools in London to help us mark the occassion and kick start the campaign. 

 

Our metre long cake in the form on Anne's diary and fountain pen, was a huge feature of the day, thanks to The Cake Man Dulwich and his extraordinary efforts - there certainly was plenty of cake to go round!
 

What went in to the making of our giant diary cake?

Our metre long diary cake had a total of:
- 144 eggs
- 11kg of butter
- 30kg of icing

 

It took four days to make and weighed more than the average adult!

 

 

To visit the Cake Man Dulwich website, click here.