The Gift of Life: Teaching Simplicity for the Holidays

When a twelve-year-old Palestinian boy is killed in the West Bank city of Jenin by Israeli soldiers who mistake his toy gun for the real thing, it might have been just one more human tragedy that devastated a family and community.  Instead, “The Gift of Life” offers a powerful lesson.

In a recent PBS holiday survey, millennial parents showed fatigue by a myriad of “hot gift” lists, preferring fewer gifts and more family time together.  PBS LearningMedia offers a range of resources from the story of this Palestinian familyto Grammy award-winning pianist/composer Dave Grusin and violinist Mark O’Connor performing “Simple Gifts,” and much more around the subject of holiday gifts and related subjects for grades PreK-12.


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