Friday, September 24, 2010

Curriculum Resource: Judaism

I found a great resource for the Judaism portion of our World Religion class today.  It is a book entitled The Family Treasury of Jewish Holidays by Malka Drucker (1994).  It has a really good description of the Jewish holiday, both the traditional ones, like Purim and Yom Kippur, as well as more recent ones, like Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) and Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day).   They also have recipes and craft projects, poems, songs, and/or prayers that are traditional to or appropriate for each celebration.

Best of all, however, is that there are teaching stories to go with each holiday.  Usually there is one version of a story from the Torah (or Old Testament to Christians), as well as one story from a different, more contemporary source.  It is the best collection of Jewish teaching stories I've found so far that are appropriate for a middle school student.

No comments:

Post a Comment