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Hanukkah in the Classroom

Celebrate the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah with these lesson plans, articles, and teaching ideas.


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Latkes, gelt, and eight nights of presents! Begin a series of winter holiday lessons by inspiring your students with the Hanukkah spirit. To learn more about the victory of Judah and the Maccabees and the many traditions that commemorate it, browse the lesson plans and articles below.

For a quick and fun teaching idea: Construct a dreidel (PDF) and play the popular game using these dreidel game instructions and song lyrics (PDF).

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Susan Cheyney

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