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Jewish History Observer 2: The Challenge of Displacement

ISBN: 978-0-87441-741-8
SKU: 741
Grade level: 7 - 10
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Jewish history for teens as they’ve never experienced it before.

Why did great scholars run out the back door when Rabbi Meir’s wife came in? Who were the Samaritans - and were they really so good? Why didn’t Hillel and Shammai just get along?

Take your students through Judaism’s earliest history - from the Second Temple period through the development of the Talmud- with this full-color, 16-page booklet. Designed to engage your students’ imaginations and intellectual curiosity, The Jewish History Observer will provide your teens with a lasting connection to Jewish history.

VOLUME 2 CONTENTS:

  • Jewish life during Greek and Roman periods
  • Judeo-Roman War and exile
  • Development of the Mishnah and Talmud

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Newspaper-style articles "report" Jewish history as it happens, bringing Jewish history to life for your students.
  • Thought-provoking questions challenge your students to think critically about the driving forces of historical figures and events.
  • Informal, teen-friendly narrative, combined with clear, accessible translations of primary source material, promotes lively "read-aloud" classroom experiences.
  • Dozens of illustrations, maps, and timelines provide a compelling presentation of historical events.
  • Columns including "Sports," "Editorial," "Gossip," and "You're the reporter."

ABOUT THE SERIES:
The Jewish History Observer is a four-booklet series that presents Jewish history from the time of Moses to the Modern Era. Newspaper-style articles and features engage your students' imaginations and intellectual curiosity. Thought-provoking questions challenge your students to think critically about the driving forces of historical figures and events. Volume 1 covers the Exodus from Egypt to the destruction of the First Temple. Volume 2 covers Jewish life during the Greek and Roman periods; the exile and the development of the Mishnah and Talmud. Volume 3 covers the Early Middle Ages, and Volume 4 brings the narrative up to the Modern Era.

Read the special guide on Ways to Use the Jewish History Observer

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