How are masks or dressing up used in the Megillah?
In what ways do masks hide parts of ourselves? How do they also show who we really are?
Students will be able to cite examples of people hiding and revealing in the Megillah.
Students will be able to portray their real selves behind their masks.
This activity was written for elementary school students
For students high school aged and up, see the sheet "Masks that Conceal; Masks that Reveal - A Text Study and Mask-Making Activity" https://www.sefaria.org/sheets/294281?lang=bi
Supplies for the activity
Texts to study
Paper, crayons, markers, colored pencils, etc.
Essential Question: How do the megillot connect to the holidays on which they are read?
Students will be able to locate the five megillot in the Jewish library.
Students will be able to identify when each megillah is read throughout the year.
Students will be able to express the motif of the megillah through illustrations.