Teaching Jewish Values with Children's Literature (pre-K – 2nd grades)

When we explore quality children's literature with our students, we invite them to reflect on what is right and what is just in a Jewish context. To do this, we need to be able to share stories in an active and engaging way rather than allowing our students to sit passively while we “tell them” a story. 

We will consider a variety of techniques for inspiring our students to explore a story’s meaning and relevance in creative and age-appropriate ways. Together, we will identify children’s books that teach a wide range of Jewish values and learn Jewish terminology and texts associated with specific Jewish values.

At the end of this course, you will be able to weave children’s books into your lessons and seamlessly highlight the Jewish wisdom, ethics, and values embedded within them.

Semester Information: 
Course begins February 20, 2018 and will be four weeks long.