Question on the board:
Explain why the Hanukkah scene is included in the play, please.
(Recall what we discussed about Hanukkah yesterday!)
Explanation, following the class discussion:
Teacher: Good! So, what words could you put in this phrase?
"The story of the Maccabees _______________ the story of the Franks?"
Student A: Parallels?
Teacher: Excellent. Any other words we talked about yesterday?
Teacher: Like how a dove ________ peace...?
Student B: Symbolizes?
Answer to question on the board, from student's paper 5 minutes later:
"Hanukkah is there because it symbolizes the Franks and Vanndanss. It also symbolizes peace like a dove."
Teacher: (Hangs her head in disgust, then copies down the answer for blog fodder.)