Abstract

Why is it important to tell the story of the exodus from Egypt every year? To whom is the story told? In this resource, learners will discuss the value and art of storytelling and the ways in which both the narrator and the listener are enriched through the process. (See attachment below.) The lesson is anchored in the text from the Haggadah that recounts the commandment to tell the Passover story. Thought provoking discussion triggers and creative learning activities such as trying out a variety of different methods of storytelling are included in this resource.

Lesson Attachments​

The learners will:

  1. understand the purpose and value of retelling the Exodus story on Seder night every year

  2. know some of the different ways that the Exodus story is told and experienced on Seder night

  3. be able to creatively retell the story of the Exodus from Egypt

When you click on the Jewish Education by Design resource link featured above, you will find the following educational building blocks for the creation of a lesson plan:

  1. Essential questions that get to the “heart” of the learning

  2. A hook/s to open the lesson in an engaging fashion and spark the learners’ curiosity

  3. In depth discussion questions that are designed to elicit conceptual thinking and personal reflections about the featured source/s

  4. Suggested activities that enable the students to both process and apply what was learned in a thought provoking and creative fashion

  5. A further study option/s to related materials on the JEBD site or to external links

Student Handouts

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