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The Jewish Calendar
Introduction Learning Activities Materials Bookmarks Standards

Historical Understanding
Standard 1: Understands and knows how to analyze chronological relationships and patterns.
Level IV, Benchmark 4: Understands alternative systems of recording time (e.g., Egyptian, Indian, Mayan, Muslim, Jewish), astronomical systems on which they are based (e.g., solar, lunar, semilunar), their fixed points for measuring time, and their strengths and weaknesses

World History
Standard 7: Understands technological and cultural innovation from 1000 to 600 BCE.
Level III, Benchmark 4: Understands social development and religious beliefs of Jewish civilization (e.g., the course of development of the Jewish kingdoms and the Jews' maintenance of religious and cultural traditions despite destruction of these kingdoms, the significance of the Torah in Judaism)

Level IV, Benchmark 2: Understands events that led to the spread of Judaism (e.g., the significance of the Babylonian captivity for the subsequent history and survival of Judaism, the significance of the Jewish diaspora for the transmission of Judaism in the Mediterranean region and Southwest Asia)