Lesson Plan

9 Ideas for Teaching Jewish American Heritage Month

Collage featuring three different images of Jewish Americans


COMMON CORE STANDARDS: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, Language

SEL STANDARDS*: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, Responsible Decision Making

In commemoration of Jewish American Heritage Month which takes place every May, we offer this resource to help educators engage students in thinking broadly and critically about the Jewish experience in all of its diversity and complexity. In highlighting the significant events, people, culture and stories which have made a substantial contribution to the Jewish American experience, instruction should incorporate history, literature, politics, first-person experience, the arts, and the struggle for fair treatment and equity.

* Based on CASEL's SEL Framework