Category Archives: Lesson Plans

Lesson Plan: The Jewish Factions

This lesson lets students explore the motivations of the Rabbinic and Biryonim factions that were in Jerusalem. What were their motivations? Why did the Biryonim burn the store houses? This lesson could lead to a serious discussion about modern day Israel and sovereignty in the land of Israel. [su_document url="" width="800" height="1400"] Read more

Lesson Plan: Kamtza and Bar Kamtza

This lesson gives students some background what the Rabbi's saw as being the cause of the destruction of the second temple. Sparks of Eternity does not go into any background about the why this misfortune happened, so this may be an important text to bring to students either before, during or after playing the game. The...
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Lesson Plan: Jewish history and the Oral tradition

This lesson is designed to help students understand the particular time in history this game takes place in. I found that my students sense of history is rather confused - many could not confidently say whether the miracles of Purim happened before those of chanukah. It was also important for my students to know how...
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