Title of Lesson: Jewish Culture
- Before reading Chapter 1942 A Pocket Full
of Seeds, the students will learn about the Jewish culture by
listening to a guest speaker who will discuss holidays, religion,
and key events.
- The students will recognize and be able to
write various vocabulary words to describe one Jewish Holiday in
- 3"x 7" cards with vocabulary words and
- Book, A Pocket Full of
- Guest speaker
- Butcher paper & Marker
1. Explain to the students that a guest speaker
will be visiting the class to speak about the Jewish
- Explain that this will help them have a better
understanding about the Jewish people involved in World War
2. KWL. Start a KWL chart on butcher paper in
front of the class. Ask students what they already "know" about Jews,
and what they want to know about Jews.
- Write down the students comments on the
butcher paper. This will help generate questions for the students
to ask the speaker. (See
3. Vocabulary. Tell the students that there are
some important vocabulary words for them to understand before
learning about the Jewish Culture.
- Teach the students the vocabulary words and
their definitions. (See
- Words should be displayed on 3" x 7 " cards.
(They should be displayed on the bulletin board as a visual
4. Guided Discussion. The teacher will discuss
with the students the proper procedures to use when having a guest
- Explain to the students what kinds of
questions are not acceptable.
- Remind the students to be courteous when other
people are speaking by not interrupting.
- Remind the students to give the speaker their
full attention. (Drinks and bathroom need to be taken before the
speaker comes to avoid interruptions.)
- Students will discuss and write down different
questions to ask the speaker.
5. Guest Speaker. Guest Speaker will talk about
the Jewish Religion, Holocaust, the Jewish Calendar, Holidays,
Celebrations and Foods.
- The students will be allowed to ask their
specific question they have about the Jewish religion.
When the guest speaker leaves, the students will
discuss and write what they have learned on the KWL chart. The
students will also be instructed to write about a Jewish Holiday and
use five of the vocabulary words they learned in their Journal
entries. The teacher will read the students journals for evidence of
learning and correct use of vocabulary.