A Chanukah Poster a' la the Big6
Tamar Schwartz & Reuven Werber
Neveh Channah Torah HS for Girls, Etzion Bloc, Israel
Here is a Big6 Chanukah activity!
Chanukah is an ancient Jewish holiday which celebrates the victory of Judah Maccabee & his Judaean farmer army against the Seleucid Greek-Syrian regular forces. Judah & his men surprisingly defeated their powerful enemy, recaptured Jerusalem the capitol, purified the Temple and resumed the Holy Service. Chanukah is observed till this day by lighting the Chanukah Menorah (8 branched Candelabra) at sundown every day of the holiday.
This assignment was given to our JH Class in preparation for the holiday. The posters will serve to decorate our classroom before the Holiday.
1. Task Definition
Make a one page poster using MS-Word. The poster should contain a decorative heading, a Chanukah story, law, legend or custom. with pictures or drawings and other colorful decorations.
2.Information Seeking Strategies - Where can I locate texts, pictures, stories, recipes, etc?
Jewish Law books, Holiday Anthologies, Jewish & general encyclopedia, Holiday books, periodicals & articles on display in the school library. Chanukah & Judaica Web sites. Scanned pictures. Original artwork Get suggestions from teachers, family & friends..
4. Use of Information - Engage the Information in the sources. Extract relevant information from the sources. note the references of sources- Bibliography)
Construct an MS-Word page with Heading, text (100 words at least) illustrations, ornamentation. Compose the page in an attractive fashion, include the reference sources.
Before handing in assignment check:
I carried out all the instructions in the task definition.
I spell checked and corrected draft copy.
I printed the poster on a colored printer.
Did I carry out the assignment in full?
If I were to do this kind of assignment again, in what way would I do it differently?