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Hannukah-Channukah

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Topic: Hannukah-Channukah

Learning Outcomes

Celebrations

  • listen to and experience the sound and music used by major religions to celebrate their faith
  • look at and respond to the differing art forms associated with festivals-Hannukah

 

Introduction

Development

  • Get children to recap on above in pairs. Have students work together or individually to create a timeline of the story and celebrations of Hanukkah. Students should start their timeline when the second temple was being built and continue it through to today. They should include the story of the oil, the dates of when it became a national holiday in Israel and in America, and when the different aspects of the celebration were introduced.

Plenary

Sing the song, Dredeil. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETPlDKT4hdM

Extension: Make a dreidel-use template on card. Use chocolate coins for gelt.

https://legacyproject.org/holidaykit/part2/dreidel.pdf

 

Other Resources for teaching this topic

Youtube video-

Read write think.org Timeline maker-A really good online tool where children can make their own timeline and save, print and edit. http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/timeline-30007.html

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Chanukah

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Topic: Chanukah

Learning Outcomes

  • To retell the story of Chanukah
  • To become familiar with the symbolism of the Menorah

 

Introduction

Think, pair share: What is chanukah? Does anyone chanukah?

Show a menorah – what is this? Does anyone recognise this? What do you think it is used for?

Development

  • Read the story of Chanukah pausing for questions and prediction throughout.
    • Why do you think the Jews would not leave Yahweh?
    • Who won the battle?
    • Why is the menorah special to Jewish people?
    • Who were the Maccabees?
    • What do people do today to celebrate Hanukkah?
    • What is your favourite part of the story? Why?
  • In groups, children sequence and retell the story using pictures.
  • Play song – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KKNnECMKbg
  • Hanukkah Oh Hanukkah

Plenary

Children will make Chanukah art. They will use their handprints to make a menorah. Each hand will be painted blue and each fingertip painted yellow to represent the flame. The children’s thumbs will overlap to create the eight candles and the Shamash.

 

Other Resources for teaching this topic

Resources – wifi, laptop, projector, menorah, art materials, Hanukkah story, Hanukkah pictures

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Chanukah

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Chanukah

LT focus: The child should be enabled to research the diversity of traditions associated with specific festivals such as the differing Christmas celebrations around the world.

Introduction

Begin the lesson with a KWL chart on Chanukah, eliciting information already known to the children on the festival and finding out what information the children would like to know about Chanukah.
Then play a short video with a Jewish celebrity who explores a lot of relevant information about the holiday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYeg7QbGR7E

Development

The children can learn about the story of Chanukah through some teacher explanation or by using this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G40SlkmZkqU

The school may have some concrete materials such as dreidels or a Menorah. Pictures of these can also be printed out or displayed on the IWB and used as focal points for class discussion. Some pictures of important Jewish symbols are displayed in the ‘additional info’ section below.

Focus on Dreidels

Children can then focus on Dreidels as there is an easy to play game associated with the dreidels. If the school has dreidels available then the game can be played straight away and any number of players can take part. Instructions on how to play the simple game can be found here.

https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/how-to-play-dreidel/

If the school hasn’t any dreidels then the children could make their own, possibly as an extension in an art lesson. The children can follow a video tutorial on how to make your own dreidel, found here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=174&v=y1QVFlyzsz8

Plenary

The children can return to their KWL chart and fill in the section on what they learnt about Chanukah.

Other teacher resources for teaching this topic:

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3 Short Lessons on Judaism

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Lesson 1

Create a Padlet  as a KWL chart to collect children’s existing knowledge of Judaism

Children to put questions on Judaism on google forms

Children to view presentation on Judaism see link below

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/10rcEwncLML4ElyNO2HOICzzIM5wCMknwrqLyMLfpHCo/edit?ts=5b23a350#slide=id.g2a3fc9eed_05

Refer back to Google forms to check questions and for homework see if they can answer any remaining questions.

 

Lesson 2

Review  Padlet and add in any additional information from homework.

Children to work in groups and create a presentation of their choice on one aspect of Judaism and present this to the class.

Return to KWL chart to add what we have learned.

 

Lesson 3

 

Identify interesting questions that we still have following lesson 1 &2.

Prepare a list of additional questions.

Complete a Skype Call and conduct a live interview with a member of the Jewish Faith.

Share what we have learned with the interviewee and share with school community