4. Extension activity
Students choose someone they would nominate for the Anne Frank Awards for Moral Courage. It could be themselves, a friend or one of the four winners discussed during the lesson.
To nominate someone you have to fill a form which reads: The reason I feel this person/group/community deserves this award is...
Students write down what they would put on the form.
Each group feeds back to the rest of the class, outlining what their winner has done to show moral courage.
From the Anne Frank website. For more information, click on the right hand link.
How to nominate someone
You can download a nomination form from the Anne Frank website
The deadline for nomination submissions is December 15, 2004
Definitions of moral courage
"Moral Courage is the confidence to show other people what you believe in."
"Moral Courage is not being peer-pressured into what you know is wrong."
"Anne's diary relates to reality. Moral courage is standing up for what you believe in."
History of the award
The first Anne Frank Awards for Moral Courage took place on Tuesday 11th November at the London Hilton on Park Lane. The ceremony was hosted by June Sarpong, the popular MTV and T4 presenter. Over 250 people attended including Buddy Elias, Anne Frank's first cousin who had travelled from Switzerland especially to present an award.
This year's winners will also be taken as a group to Amsterdam to see where Anne's inspirational diary was written.
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