Jewish Authors and Heritage
Learn about Jewish history, cultures, and experiences in this joint literary and informational text set. Great for Jewish American Heritage Month!
Elie Wiesel's Nobel Acceptance Speech
Elie Wiesel accepts the Nobel Peace Prize and discusses how the world can achieve peace in the future.
The Coming of Night
This short poem describes the speaker’s peace with the inevitability of death.
The speaker of the poem reflects on the faith placed in science in the modern world.
The Clock Man
A child is questioned about how much he would pay for more time.
A speaker describes their outside face and their ‘underface.’
A speaker tells a grown up that he should try “growing down”.
Yesees and Noees
A speaker describes three different types of people: the “Yesees”, the “Noees”, and the “Thinkforyourselfees”.
Excerpt from “Where Lovers Dream”
A woman runs into someone she used to know at a wedding.
Queen Esther and Me
Amalia Hoffman describes the origins and celebration of the Jewish holiday Purim.
After Hours in Kindergarten
A speaker describes art projects in the halls of their school during geography week.
Giving Thanks for Hanukkah
This text explains why Hanukkah doesn’t appear to fall on the same day every year and explores the qualities of different calendars.
Pasha’s First Yom Kippur
Carol Coven Grannick
A boy prepares to celebrate his first Yom Kippur and must apologize to a neighbor.
Learning About the Holocaust
Michael A. Signal
Michael A. Signal discusses the organized killing of Jewish people during World War II.
The Scientific Method
A speaker describes Thomas Edison’s laboratory and his work.