Judaism Teacher Resources
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Students examine cultural diversity. For this Jewish culture lesson, students explore the contemporary culture of Jews as the read folktales and more recent stories that embody the culture and compare it to their own.
Sixth graders discuss the rise of Rome from a republic to a dictatorship. In small groups, they role-play as congress people debating whether or not to give the president more powers. In another activity, 6th graders produce television interviews with leaders from ancient history.
Learners are exposed to a variety of readings about the Nazi Party and concentration camps. Using the readings as a guide, they identify moral issues that we all face studing the Holocaust. They decide to work together to end bigotry and hatred in the world today.
Students explore Nazi Germany by completing several worksheets. In this Adolf Hitler lesson, students identify Hitler's role in the holocaust, his role in the German community and his mindset. Students read the poem "The Hangman" by Maurice Ogden and complete worksheets dealing with anti-semitism, mass murder and power.
Students research the different colors and symbols used to symbolize the Nazi party's list of undesirable people, to gain an understanding of how other people can arbitrarily judge other people as inferior.
Students examine various aspects of religion in ancient Rome including the role of mythology, polytheism versus. monotheism, the treatment of Jews and Christians, and the spread of Christianity.
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about James McBride's The Color of Water. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Students write an essay and create illustrations of Jewish culture. In this literature-response lesson plan, students read various Jewish folktales. As they read, students study the geographical, cultural, and historical background of the tales.
Students explore the meaning of Hanukkah and other holidays. They research how Jews have lived over the centuries.
If your class is observing World Religion Day in January, use this resource to provide a research and response opportunity. A short informational reading (available as an MP3 download for auditory learners and listening exercises) is the foundation for several activities, promoting comprehension and literacy. Learners complete phrases, do listening and reading cloze activities, conduct a student interview, and more! There are 4 options for engaging extension activities.
Students identify where vegetables originate from. In this agriculture activity, students use a search engine to find out where certain vegetables originate from. Students plot the information onto a world map.
Students describe, illustrate, and present main beliefs of Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Animism, Judaism, or Christianity religion. They share with a partner their most significant fact about each leader interviewed. Students use at least five of their intelligences, present the main beliefs of one of the main world religions or philosophies.
Students examine the Hajj preformed by the Muslims. They discover the five pillars of Islam and the Koran. They examine the major differences between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Students review photographs and create a timeline of events related to the Holocaust. In this WWII lesson, students match photographs with events and identify key locations on historical maps. Students graph population changes over time and view film clips on concentration camps.
For this number facts worksheet, students determine the number associated with each of the twenty-five facts provided. Students then need to determine how the answers are related to each other. Answers are provided at the end of the worksheet.
Prompt your class to write about the spread of Islam. They'll answer three essay questions about Islam. They explain how Islam spread into Africa, Asia, and Europe, compare and contrast Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, then describe Islamic Law.
Students engage in studying Jewish culture through the experience of tasting and eating different foods. They answer key questions that are used to guide the lesson. The foods of Americans is contrasted with the Jewish foods.
Students complete readings and mini-lectures to explore the life of Golda Meir, Israeli leader. They study her biography, discuss their research, write response journals and compare her government with its US counterpart.
Students engage in a variety of activities concerning the holiday of Hanukkah. The use of brainstorming important to generate ideas and tap prior knowledge. They move from brainstorming to a choice of other activities.
Learners explore harvest festivals. In this harvesting lesson, students view photos of Christian harvest festivals and Jewish harvest festivals. Learners plan a harvest festival within their own school.