This course will use Israeli Children’s literature as a tool of exploring both the cultural and social context of the development of Hebrew language and as a lens to Israeli society over the last century. Building on the foundations established in HEBR 294, students will enhance their ability to read and express themselves orally and in writing as well as enrich their vocabulary.
By looking at children’s literature, it is possible to gain insight into the environment of the child on the one hand and the values that adults, the authors, would have wanted to instil in the future generation. In children’s literature written in Hebrew, the language changes dramatically in style as it moves from written form to a widely spoken native tongue.
All primary texts are in Hebrew.
It is assumed that students are comfortable reading and writing Hebrew. Please contact the instructor, if you have any concerns.
Students are required to purchase “501 Hebrew Verbs” by Shmuel Bolozky available at the Campus Bookstore or online.