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Insights from the Intersection of Childhood and Education

Friday, December 16, 2016

Meet Our Macabees


As part of their learning about Chanukah, our Kindergarten students talked about the Macabees who stood up against King Antiochus's decrees that denied the Jews to practice their religion. They discussed what it means to stand up for themselves, their values and principles. The children were very engaged and shared situations when they were brave, or strong, or afraid. It was also great to see how proud they were of the fears they had overcome, and how willing they were to think about whom they could help overcome their fears.

The children created Macabee shields exploring their own fears, courage and bravery.