Going Incognito


This lesson plan was written for middle school students who are familiar with the story of Purim as told in Megillat Esther. Like all lesson plans, this activity can be adapted to fit your students and perspective.

Students write a digital d'var Torah based on the idea that sometimes we have to hide or work behind the scenes, like Esther did, to get things done.


Essential Questions:

  • What can we learn from the episodes of hiddenness in Megillat Esther?
  • What can Esther teach us about being an effective leader?

Learning Objectives

  • Students understand the importance of the theme of hiddenness in Megillat Esther.
  • Students are able to relate a message from the text to their own lives.
  • Students are able to organize their thoughts and prepare a d'var Torah based on a Biblical text.



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