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2nd Grade: Prophets and Prophetesses of the Bible


In years when 1st and 2nd grades are combined in a single classroom, this curriculum alternates with the 1st grade curriculum in a 2-year cycle, so that all students learn both parts.

Main Focus - 2nd

The role of the prophets in Jewish history and how their lives and teachings influenced the people around them.

Holidays and Celebrations - 2nd

Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Hanukkah*, Tu BíShvat, Purim*, Passover*, Lag BíOmer, Shavuot, Yom Ha-Atzmaut; Shabbat.
The meaning of the holidays is discussed at the depth appropriate to the student's age.

Bible Stories - 2nd

Miriam, Moses, Elijah, Deborah.

Jewish Values and Ethics - 2nd

Tzedakah, mitzvot, and their importance in everyday life.

History and Israel - 2nd

History and geography of Israel as it comes through in the stories of the prophets.

Prayers, Blessings - 2nd

Blessings for the holidays and Shabbat.

Music/Dance/Arts & Crafts - 2nd

Music: weekly
Dance: monthly
Arts and crafts: art projects are an integral part of every lesson.
Cooking projects are used to demonstrate traditional holiday foods from different parts of the Jewish world.

Textbook - 2nd

Let's Learn Prophets and Writings

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