Hide in Anne Frank's Secret Annex: Re-Creating Stories in the Makerspace

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Patricia Zavala  
Emilia Enriquez  
Fatima Reyna  
Julieta Arellano  
Regina Rolon  
Valeria Sanchez  
Kimberly Uribe  

Learn how students can use a makerspace to re-create Anne Frank's secret annex and immerse themselves into World War II to empathize with its habitants during the Nazi occupation. Using Arduino and some lines of code, students discover how they can transmit the mood and motives using tech, wood and lots of glue!

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Library media specialists, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Topic: Maker activities & programs
Grade level: 6-12
Subject area: Language arts, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
For Students:
Knowledge Constructor
  • Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.
Computational Thinker
  • Students understand how automation works and use algorithmic thinking to develop a sequence of steps to create and test automated solutions.
Additional detail: Student presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

- Show how can an alternative learning environment can enhance the learning experience on language arts.
-Design project based learning in STEAM areas in order to make thinking visible for students and go further in their understanding.
-Propose different tools and strategies that educators without technological backgrounds can use in order to incorporate maker activities into their curriculum.
-Design different assessments in order to evaluate students through a personalized and flexible scheme that meets the development of XXI Century skills and ISTE Standards through a no standardized test.

Supporting research

Lauren Huddleston. (2019). Using a Makerspace for English and Humanities Instruction. October 1st 2020, of Edutopia Website:

The Anne Frank House Organization. The Secret Annex. October 1st 2020, de The Anne Frank House Organization Sitio web:

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Patricia Zavala, Instituto Alpes San Javier
Emilia Enriquez, Instituto Alpes San Javier
Fatima Reyna, Instituto Alpes San Javier
Julieta Arellano, Instituto Alpes San Javier
Regina Rolon, Instituto Alpes San Javier
Valeria Sanchez, Instituto Alpes San Javier
Kimberly Uribe, Fundación Azteca