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Anne Frank: Make-up Of America (Introductory Discussion)


Discussion of diversity.

Background for Teachers

Group discussion and individual reflection are both appropriate for the following questions. They serve as a good introduction to this unit.

Intended Learning Outcomes

To understand the important role of different cultures in America.

Instructional Procedures



See preface material from 'Anne Frank in the World, 1929 - 1945 Teacher Workbook.'

Two classic metaphors are frequently employed to describe American society: 'Melting Pot' and 'Salad Bowl' or 'Mosaic' (which both convey the same image).

  1. What are the differences between the two metaphors?
  2. Which reflects your view of America?
  3. Which do you think is harder for America? Why?

Created: 02/24/1997
Updated: 02/05/2018