Children learn about the cycle of the Jewish year through active participation in holiday celebrations. In addition, the following materials will help them understand why we celebrate the way we do.
The Ani VeAmi Jewish Year Curriculum Guide (review) divides the Jewish Year into ten monthly units, to be studied over the course of a school year. It offers reading, music, videos, and project ideas for each month, along with meaningful discussion topics for the whole family.
The following resources provide an overview to the cycle of the Jewish year. The links below provide resources for specific holidays.
Round and Round the Jewish Year: Vol 1, Elul-Tishrei by Tzipora Rosenberg (review)
Round and Round the Jewish Year: VOL. 2 CHESHVAN-SHEVAT by Tzipora Rosenberg (review)
Round and Round the Jewish Year, Volume 3: Adar-Nisan by Tzipora Rosenberg (review)
Middle School/High School
Book of Our Heritage (Pocket Edition) by Eliyahu Kitov
A Story A Day: 6 Volume Slipcased Set [Hardcover] — stories for every day of the Jewish year by Rabbi Eliyahu Meir Klugman
The Lost Children of Tarshish: Book One by Ehud Tokatly, Judy and Shmuel Klitsner
The Lost Children of Tarshish: Book Two by Ehud Tokatly, Judy and Shmuel Klitsner