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The reason why I designed such a lesson plan for Chinese children to learn about Purim culture and food is because I think this lesson will teach children in China about our traditions for one the most popular holidays in Israel. Children in Israel look forward to Purim and love to dress up costumes and eat the delicious Haman's ears.
The lesson includes materials that I found on different sites on the Internet and things that I added to reinforce teaching English as a second language such as reading, writing and grammar and listening.
I think that the cultural exchange is very important and it also includes a recipe for everyone to enjoy.
The story I chose is about the heroine Ester who was not afraid to stand up to the king and save her people. It is an inspiration to women everywhere.
In Jewish tradition, many times a hero rises and saves its people. We celebrate the miracle of Purim to remember this special occasion when the Jews were saved and Haman the evil prime minister did not succeed in his plot to kill all the Jews of Persia.
by Marsha Goren, Israel and John Wu, China
Purim is a beautiful Jewish holiday. Purim is a children's holiday. On Purim we wear costumes, masks of something or someone that we admire or do not like. Purim's story is in Esther (book of the Bible). The story happened many years ago in Persia . It's about a queen that was Jewish and a very beautiful woman. No one knew that she was Jewish, even the king named Ahashverosh. That story had very happy end for the Jewish people in Persia .
On Purim, we eat special food. We eat ŗThe ears of the Evil Haman'˛ to remember that the king hung him by his ears. When the name of Haman is called in the synagogue, everyone there makes noise with the noisemakers. We give and receive little gifs and presents with our friends. The symbol of Purim is a clown. Every kid in Israel likes the Purim holiday. In the schools in Israel, we celebrate the holiday, one day before Purim. On Purim we don't study at school, and there is a vacation.
filled pastries are traditional on Purim. As well as the traditional
prune filling given here, Hamentaschen are often filled with either
a prepared poppy-seed mixture or with any sort of preserve.
Ingredients for the filling:
the eggs in a mixing bowl and gradually stir in the sugar. Gradually
mix in the oil, lemon juice, lemon rind and the vanilla essence.
Add first the baking powder and then the flour. Turn the dough out
on a floured surface and knead (add more flour if necessary) until
a stiff, non-sticky dough is formed.
Fill in the correct form of the verb: Present simple, progressive, future, past and past progressive.
Purim _______ (be) a happy holiday for children.
People __________ (celebrate) the holiday to remember the miracle of the Jews.
Years ago there _______ (be) a king named Ahasverosh.
He ________ (rule) more than 127 countries and ________(have) a lot of power.
His Prime Minister Haman _____________ (hate) the Jews and ____________ (want) to destroy them.
We _________ (have) a weekend off of school for Purim next week.
While the king _____________ (plan) his feast, Vashti ____________ (refuse) to arrive. The king _____________ (become) angry and _____________ (order) her to be killed.
He then __________ (hold) a beauty contest to find the most beautiful woman in all of his lands.
He immediately ____________ (fall) in love with Ester because of her beauty and charm.
Mordecai, her uncle ___________ (hear) Bigatan and Teresh plotting to kill the king.
While the children ______________ (get) ready for the party, Mother ___________ (prepare) a cake for them.
The class ___________ (celebrate) Purim at school this week. It ____________ (be) a lot of fun.
We ________________ (not want) Purim to end!
They ______________ (not recognize) Dan because of his costume. He __________ (look) funny!
________ you ___________ (go) to a party this weekend for Purim? We __________ (hope) you have a great time.
While father _______________ ( decorate) the classroom, the lights ____________ (go) out.
The teachers ____________ (wear) costumes for Purim on Friday. They _______________ ( look) funny!
Last year my Purim holiday _________ (be) great. I _______ (eat) hamantaschen and I _________ (drink) wine at a party. Everyone ____________ (danced) until morning. We _________ (sing) many songs too. We __________ (play ) games and we ___________ (win) prizes! I _____________ (wish) this year is the same!