Do your students enjoy chatting about celebrities? Did they hear the latest news about Justin Bieber? We have a topic that will get your students talking!
The Anne Frank House Guest Book
Over the weekend, Justin Bieber visited The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. Before he left, he took a moment to leave a note in the guest book. This is what he wrote:
“… Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber.” ~Justin Bieber
Note: Bieber’s message was shared on the official Anne Frank House Facebook page. Justin Bieber calls his fans “beliebers”.
While the Anne Frank House was happy to have Justin Bieber visit, many people were insulted by Bieber’s comment. They accused him of being insensitive and self-obsessed. Do your students think Bieber’s comment was inappropriate? Have a discussion in class, or assign this topic as a writing prompt.
Vocabulary and expressions
Here are some words that you may want to teach as you have this conversation:
- full of oneself
If you’re looking for more information on this story about Justin Bieber at the Anne Frank House, check out this article on CNN. If your students like Justin Bieber, you may also be interested in this post and the related lesson plan about Justin Bieber wanting tougher Paparazzi laws.
A Lesson Plan on Anne Frank
Check out ESL-Library’s Mini Biography lesson plan on Anne Frank. This lesson plan is for low-level learners. We also have a podcast of our Anne Frank lesson that you can share with your students. Please note, we will be adding a lesson plan about the Holocaust to our library this summer. Thank you for the requests.