The Story of Hanukkah – Videos & Activities
Watch these videos to learn about Hanukkah, an eight-day Jewish holiday also known as the Festival of Lights.
Sesame Street: Hanukkah With Veronica Monica
Appropriate Grades: Pre-K–K
In this video, Veronica Monica, an animated reporter, gives an eyewitness account of the story of Chanukah.
Source: Sesame Street on youtube.com
Length: 2 minutes 44 seconds
How to Understand the Hanukkah Story
Appropriate Grades: 3–5
Get to know the story behind the Festival of Lights, from the times of Alexander the Great to the miracle that is the foundation of Hanukkah celebrations today. Students are introduced to Antiochus IV, Mattathias, and the Maccabees in this short video.
Source: Howcast on youtube.com
Length: 1 minutes 56 seconds
History of the Holidays: Hanukkah
Appropriate Grades: 6–8
Learn about the story of Hanukkah. This video introduces students to the history, symbolism, and traditions of the Jewish holiday.
Source: History Channel on youtube.com
Length: 3 minutes 51 seconds
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