Yom Kippur Teacher Resources
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Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
Students research the importance of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. In this holiday lesson, students are introduced to the meaning behind these Jewish holidays and identify geography of Israel.
Judaism - Yom Kippur Newspaper Article Writing Frame
In this writing frame worksheet, students imagine they are journalists reporting for a local newspaper. Students write an article about Yom Kippur that illustrates their knowledge of the Jewish religious festival.
Yom Kippur (Sefer Yonah) -1
Students examine and analyze the text of Sefer Yonah in order to fully explain one of its messages and why the text is read on Yom Kippur.
Yom Kippur (Sefer Yonah)
Learners continue to examine and analyze the text of Sefer Yonah in order to fully explain one of its messages and why the text is read on Yom Kippur.
Yom Kippur (Sefer Yonah) - 2
Students continue to examine and analyze the text of Sefer Yonah in order to fully explain one of its messages and why the text is read on Yom Kippur.
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
Learners participate in various activities which address Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. In this holiday instructional activity, students are exposed to Hebrew songs and construct Haiku poems about Yom Kippur.
WWJD: What Would Jimmy Do?
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this 1973 oil crisis instructional activity, students research details regarding President Carter's policies regarding the oil crisis that produced a scarcity of resources during his tenure as President.
WWJD: What Would Jimmy Do - How President Carter dealt with the 1973 Oil Crisis
Students investigate the causes and effects of the oil crisis of 1973. In this energy crisis instructional activity, students take part in a simulation that allows them to experience the scarcity of resources. Students identify the impact of the Carter plan to save America and its oil.
New! Celebrating African American/Black Leaders in History: Their Religions and Their Legacy
Kick-start Black History Month with a fantastic resource that blends a study of prominent African American leaders in history with information on different religions. Beginning with a brainstorm and then leading into a collaborative timeline activity, your class members will break into groups and read and research the biographical and historical information of such noteworthy figures as Malcolm X, Sojourner Truth, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as well as the influence of their religious beliefs on their activism and their contributions to society. They will then arrange themselves into chronological order according to the accomplishments of the figures they researched and peer-teach their group's findings to their classmates.
Cold War Review
Teaching a unit on the Cold War Era? In need of a complete presentation, perfect for reviewing each of the major events of the time period? Look no further! Here you'll find 125 slides, rich in note-friendly text. The causes of the Cold War, Truman doctrine, arms race, Cuban Missile Crisis, Bay of Pigs, Rwandan Genocide, apartheid, and subsequent conflicts throughout the globe are well discussed.
"The Gambler" and "The Journey": A Comparison of Worlds in Two Short Stories
“The Gambler” and “The Journey” offer readers an opportunity to experience two very different views of Jewish life in Poland between WWI and WWII. Whether used as a part of a study of the Holocaust, or as a compare/contrast exercise, the stories, discussion questions, vocabulary lists, biographical information and activities make for a powerful learning experience.
Night Study Questions
Elie Wiesel is the author of 57 books, but he is most known for his Holocaust remembrance novel, Night. Provided here are over 60 study questions for the first nine chapters of the novel. While most of the questions focus on reading comprehension, you could easily add questions that focus on inferencing, connecting, etc.
Lesson 9: Tracking Commodities
Over the corse of a month, small groups will monitor the price of a specific energy commodity and analyze it in relation to global and domestic events. They play a trade simulation game and create infographics showing what they've learned throughout the process. Web and video links are provided.
To Honor All Children from Prejudice to Discrimination to Hatred....to Holocaust
Students analyze different perspectives of the history of the Holocaust. They experience primary and secondary sources along with pieces from literature, documentaries, songs and letters. A commitment of honor and dedication is expressed through the thoughts and feelings experienced by the survivors of the Holocaust viewed in this lesson.
Never To Forget
Tenth graders discuss the events leading up to antisemitic behavior in Europe during World War II. Through various activities, 10th graders acquaint themselves with the political ideology of Nazism and assess responsibility for the Holocaust. Materials to complete this unit are included.
Night Reading Assignment
Readers of Night, ElieWiesel’s memoir about his experiences in Buchenwald and Auschwitz, respond to comprehension questions and define words found in the text. The worksheet could be used as the basis for group discussions, as a reading guide, or to assess understanding. Consider augmenting the exercise with interpretative and analytical prompts.
The School Holiday Calendar
Various Muslim holidays and their meanings are researched and your students will predict whether or not they should be recognized on the New York City school calendar. An extension could be to write a letter to the Mayor about their suggestions, this would develop and clarify your class's reasoning.
The Arab-Israeli Conflict
Provide your class with a context and series of events that has led to the conflict in the Middle East. They read 4 separate passages and answer 1 critical thinking question for each. Four more questions are posed at the bottom of the page. They could be used for homework or early finishers.
Social Studies: Bridging the Gap Between Cultures
Have you special education class examine multiculturalism. By exploring the cultures of Israel and Greece, they discover the holidays, cuisine, arts, andgeography of the countries. During this twelve-week unit, students develop a cultural awareness center in the classroom.
An Ancient Revolution: The Written Word
Students examine the Bible, one of the earliest written sources, as a compilation of narratives, and search the resources on the HERITAGE DVD-ROM for historical "proof" as well as create their own stories and scripts based on ancient events.