Here are some ways teachers have used this resource:
✔ Read about Hanukkah traditions
✔ Learn how the lunar calendar determines the date of Hanukkah
✔ Use graphs to analyze why Hanukkah is celebrated more in the U.S.A. than in Israel
✔ Practice writing paragraphs & gathering evidence from the texts
These engaging Hanukkah Activities are perfect for any elementary teacher no matter what curriculum you use.
✦ Comprehensive Lesson Plan
✦ Engaging informational text on Hanukkah
✦ Informational Text and Activity on the Hebrew/Lunar Calendar
✦ Compare/Contrast Holiday Traditions Activity
✦ Hanukkah Factbook Activity (2 Levels of Challenge)
– Build data literacy and inferential thinking through this activity where students will uncover why Hanukkah is more widely-celebrated in the United States than in Israel
✦ Writing Prompt and Pages
✦ CCSS-Aligned Opinion Writing Rubric
✦ Answer Keys
✦ Sample Answer
Students will practice key skills such as:
✅ Demonstrate an understanding that people in different geographies have different perspectives and experiences. (National Social Studies Standard)
✅ Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons (W.1)
✅ Model with mathematics. Mathematically proficient students can apply the mathematics they know to solve problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace. (MP4)
✅ Describe the relationship between a series of ideas or concepts in a text, using language about time, sequence, and cause/effect. (RI.3)
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Total Pages 20 pages
Answer Key Yes
Teaching Duration 1 hour