Understanding Identity Through Megillat Esther

By: Rabbi Daniel Bauer
from Kohelet Yeshiva High School

Development of Critical and / or Creative Thinking

Subject(s) of entry:
Gemara, Tanach

IBL - inquiry based learning, UBD - understanding by design

Grade(s) to which this was taught:
9th and 10th grade

Grade(s) for which this will be useful:
9, 10, 11, 12, High school

The goal of the unit was to show how Megillat Esther forces the reader to consider what their own personal identity is, in addition to how they incorporate their religion and nationality into their identity.