Festivals of Light Hanukkah

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Five sessions make up a lesson on the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah. After reading and teaching young historians the history of the Jewish holiday, learners explore the celebration through hands-on activities and collaborative learning.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Pick and choose lessons from the resource, as the story and activities would easily be adaptable into the classroom when learning about winter holidays
  • Laminate the illustrations and the story to use during the winter 
  • Create a word wall using the pictures and words listed in the resource
Classroom Considerations

  • Take into consideration the beliefs and backgrounds of your class members
  • Can be used in a variety of learning situations of different levels
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Pros

  • Includes a read aloud with illustrations to read to elementary students
Cons

  • Resource states it is a five session unit but not all activities are included 
  • Lesson font is very small