Lesson Plan : Hanukkah

Teacher Name:
 Yvonne Garcia
 Grade 3
 Social Studies

 Religion: Jewish Holiday; Hanukkah Affects of the Nazis
 Subject Matter: Social Studies Vocabulary: Hanukkah, Nazis, tolerance, accetpance, respect. Compare/contrast with own religion/beliefs/celebrations.
 TEKS: (b)10,A,B,C,D; 11,A,B; 12,A,B; 17,A,B,C Goals: The ability to understand how others feel when they're "singled out" because they may have a different belief and/or religion. Ability to research information individually or in small groups
 Discuss: Jewish holiday-Hanukkah Similarities and Differences Affects of the Nazis Research their own information
 Books: The Story of Hanukkah by Bobbi Katz, The Jewish Child’s First Book of Why, by Alfred Kolatch, Number the Stars by Lois Lowry, and Chanukah Primer by Rabbi Shraga Simmons, Ayer, Hoy y Siempre by Mordejai Katz. Paper Pencil Computer Chart Paper Markers Menorah (candle holder)
 Take a poll on who is what religion in our class. Ask students what they know about: Jewish religion Hanukkah
 Read: The Story of Hanukkah Ask: What did they found similar and different from their own religion, celebrations and/or traditions. Record results on a Venn-gram. Read (beginning/portions): Number the Stars Record reactions from students on another chart
 Students will research OTHER information about the Jewish holiday, Hanukkah on the computer individually or with a partner. Group: Create a chart on Number the Stars based on feelings.
 ESL: Intermediate A Spanish Jewish book will be available. Ortographia (picture word wall) Translation if needed
Checking For Understanding:
 Things to look for: (comprehension) Oral presentations Writing Research
 Review: What we learned How we feel Read more of Number the Stars, have students contemplate on what she is feeling, how they would feel in her situation and complete the chart on feelings.
Teacher Reflections:
 This topic is so in depth. There is so much to cover, I feel I needed more time to cover this topic completely. I did extend into two days.

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