Connecting Children's Literature with Judaic Heritage: K-3 Edition
Connecting Children's Literature with Judaic Heritage: K-3 Edition
About Us

The Rosenfeld Legacy Project: Connecting Children's Literature with Judaic Heritage was created so that this generation of Jewish children and generations to come, learn of the remarkable legacy of Judaism, its contributions to all aspects of life, and its moral and ethical principles that have shaped the world. Only then can each generation learn from the past and contribute to the future.

Children’s literature is an important vehicle for transmitting thoughts and values, challenging ideas, and offering insights into human nature and perspectives. Teachers in Jewish Day Schools often use Jewish books to help teach Judaic values and tradition, history and holidays. However, quality secular books that are popularly used in the curriculum are another outstanding resource to generate an understanding of Judaic thought and heritage and transmit core Judaic values and ideals.

It is with this knowledge and conviction concerning the power and popularity of secular children’s literature to cut across all content areas and life experiences, and enhance the exploration of the Jewish experience that further inspired the Rosenfeld Legacy Project: Connecting Children’s Literature with Judaic Heritage.

The Rosenfeld Legacy Project was developed under the leadership of Dr. Anita Meinbach, Department of Teaching and Learning in the School of Education, University of Miami.

Book Units
Some activity guides in the Legacy Project- K-3 edition are appropriate for students slightly older and younger, with modifications and support. If you are familiar with the project, you'll notice that this online edition has been updated, expanded upon and improved since its' original publication.

Click Below to Access Each of The Lessons:

A Bad Case Of The Stripes Teaches to Be Content
Click, Clack, Moo Cows that Type teaches to Protect Animals 
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type teaches to Pursue Justice 
Elephants Cannot Dance! Teaches Friendship
Grandfather's Journey teaches Connecting Generations 
Henry's Freedom Box teaches to Pursue Justice and Freedom 
Moses teaches to Celebrate Freedom and Passover
Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? Teaches to Protect Animals and Do Not Destroy 
The Story of Ferdinand teaches Be Content and Grateful 
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge teaches to Honor Senior Citizens, Connect Generations, and Remember! 

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge teaches the Importance of A Good Name