"The Story Of Hanukkah" Readers
Great for 1-4 graders or non-jewish audiences
I got these for my daughter's first grade class and it was perfect for introducing a subject that for 99% of the students was completely foreign. Unless your audience is Jewish, younger audiences will have a hard time understanding Hanukkah anyway, and this story was simple and non-threatening. I will use this booklet again this year in 2nd grade. Of course I will bring in other visuals to explain the holiday, but this was a great addition to their take-away items.
September 12, 2013
Not great for little kids
I bought these books for my preschooler's classroom as well as my first grader's and I didn't think the story was clear or concise for this age group. Plus, the story doesn't explain WHY the Maccabees went to war with King Antiochus. I guess I'm going to have to add a lot to the story when I present it to the kids.
December 6, 2012