Date of Award

Summer 2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

First Advisor

Nina Jaffe

Abstract

Storytelling is an effective and appropriate method of engaging young children in complex concepts such as values and ethics. This paper provides rationale for using storytelling in an early childhood setting, background information on Jewish holidays, and highlights the values in the stories told during those holidays. It includes synopses of stories told through original storytelling, descriptions of activities incorporated in the experiences, as well as children’s responses and photographs of children’s work.

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