Teacher Resources

  1. Bite-Size Lessons for Yom Ha'atzma'ut Now Available for Download

    Bite-Size Lessons for Yom Ha'atzma'ut Now Available for Download

    Now Available: A new batch of free, ready-to-go lessons and activities for Yom Ha'atzma'ut from the Behrman House collection.

    Our free Educator Resource page is chock-full of Judaics and Hebrew lessons and activities for learners of all ages. The collection includes the following lessons to celebrate Israel's Independence Day (coming up on April 17):

    • K-2 - Through discussion and creative activities, learn why Israel’s Independence Day is a joyful, important occasion. 
    • 3-6 - Explore how Yom Ha'atzma'ut started, how we celebrate it, and why it’s important to the Jewish people.
    • 7+ -  Learn how and why we celebrate Israel’s Independence Day, and find personal connections to the holiday.

    This new release is part of our commitment to help you provide a meaningful learning experience for y

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  2. Year-End Teacher Gifts to Show Appreciation

    Teachers have stepped up in a big way this year. 

    How will you show gratitude to your teachers as the year comes to a close? Even in a virtual world, it's nice to get something real.

    Here are some ideas for gifts and awards:

    Gift Cards

    Give the gift of Jewish learning. Good toward any purchase on the Behrman House website. E-cards are available in multiples of $18, up to $180. 

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  3. Stand-Alone Spring Holiday Lessons Now Available for Download

    Stand-Alone Spring Holiday Lessons Now Available for Download

    Behrman House has just released a new batch of free, ready-to-go lessons and activities for Passover and Yom Ha'atzma'ut.

    Here's a sample of the new material now available on our free Educator Resource page:

    • K-2 - Hear the story of Exodus, discuss the theme of freedom, and explore some key seder rituals through crafts and other fun activities.
    • 3-6 - Explore how Yom Ha'atzma'ut started, how we celebrate it, and why it’s important to the Jewish people.
    • 3-6 - Analyze the story of Moses and Aaron confronting Pharaoh, and discuss why justice is important and how to identify injustice.
    • 7+ -  Learn how and why we celebrate Israel’s Independence Day, and find personal connections to the holiday.

    We're also giving you access to a downloadable Hebrew unit from Shalom, Rea

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  4. A Resource to Sharpen Hebrew Skills Right Now

    A Resource to Sharpen Hebrew Skills Right Now

    Winter and Purim combine with ready-to-go activities from Shalom, Reader to help students practice Hebrew in small bites.

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  5. Bite-Size Tu Bishevat Lessons Now Available for Download

    Bite-Size Tu Bishevat Lessons Now Available for Download

    Behrman House has just released a new batch of free, ready-to-go lessons and activities for Tu Bishevat and Hebrew.

    Every few months we have been curating Hebrew and Judaics resources for learners of all ages to get you through this important and difficult time in Jewish education. Whether you are back in the classroom, continuing remote learning, or implementing a blended home/school environment, our resources can provide a meaningful learning experience for your students.

    Thousands of educators and students have been using these free downloadable materials, and we've just refreshed them with new Hebrew lessons and hands-on learning for Tu BiShevat. 

    For example, two new lessons for grades K-2 help students learn about getting in touch with nature and the value of caring for God's beautiful world, with activities like a tree treasure hunt, mindfulness moments like tasting fruit, and

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  6. Explore the Value of Resilience with New Classroom Resource

    Explore the Value of Resilience with New Classroom Resource

    The mini-biographies in The Failure Book: How 22 Extraordinary People Persisted to Beat the Odds and How You Can Too help tweens see failure as key to growth.

     

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  7. Need a Quick Ready-to-Go Hanukkah Lesson? We've Got You Covered for Every Age

    You can find these resources - along with many others - right our home page. 

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  8. Coloring and Drawing Fun for Little Ones this Hanukkah

    Coloring and Drawing Fun for Little Ones this Hanukkah

    Color all eight nights of Hanukkah with a downloadable packet from illustrator Ann D. Koffsky.

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  9. Digital Turn-Page Materials for Remote Learning Being Widely Used by Educators

    Behrman House converted many of our most widely-used educational materials into digital turn-page versions, making it easier for you continue teaching your tried and true curriculum.

    With schools now fully underway, and most using remote or hybrid environments, students have been using digital learning materials at more than triple the rate from previous years. Thousands of students are logging in each week to use these turn-page materials. In particular, Hebrew digital materials are seeing the greatest use.

    And educators are reporting great satisfaction with the turn-page materials, which are digital versions of books that teachers can share on screen during online sessions while students follow along with physical copies.

    We've heard from educators that "having turn page materials has worked well for staff

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  10. Tools to Help Celebrate World Kindness Day on Nov. 13

    Tools to Help Celebrate World Kindness Day on Nov. 13

    Kindness is a skill, something we can all learn and practice. It also lies at the core of Jewish values.

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