Passover: The Seder Meal
This resource is about the food and drink used during the Jewish Festival of Passover / Pesach at the Seder meal and their symbolic significance in Judaism. The resource contains:

1. Information on the different foods and their symbolic meanings

2. Activity sheets involving filling a Seder plate with the food. The worksheets are differentiated. One worksheet involves cutting and pasting the foods onto the plate. The second worksheet involves labeling the Seder plate and providing a description of the foods and their significance.

An accompanying Passover PowerPoint is also available:
Passover Lesson / Assembly Presentation

This resource is a fully editable and informative 65 slide presentation.

It contains references to;

- Why Passover is celebrated and how it got its name – the ten plagues, the exodus of the Israelites from Egyptian captivity across the Red Sea led by Moses.
- The Seder meal – the Seder plate and the symbolic significance of all the foods on the plate, other foods at the meal, including matzah, the four cups / glasses of wine and the extra wine goblet for the prophet Elijah.
- The rituals followed at the Seder meal – breaking the matzah, reading from the Haggadah, the Seder cushion, the tradition of the youngest child asking four questions, the spilling of drops of wine onto the plate.

The PowerPoint contains to a short 4-minute animated version of the Israelites' exodus from Egypt and a 4-minute pop / rap of the Seder meal which should appeal to teenagers.

This resource will help to contribute to the pupils' Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural' learning (SMSC) and will help to actively promote the British Values of mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

A slightly shorter (60 slides), simple text version, for younger and SEN pupils, of the Passover PowerPoint is also available:

Simple Text Passover Presentation
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Created: Apr 17, 2016

Updated: May 23, 2019


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