• Have the Students set up a diary/journal to mirror the journal that Glückel wrote. Make sure there are enough pages in it to reflect on the number of passages that you are studying with them. Have the students react to questions you pose or to their own questions in their journal.
  • Talk about the importance of journaling/record keeping for one's personal life in order to “let off steam” in addition to the historical importance of understanding lives of others living in the past.
  • Complete the Document Studies
    • There are 5 excerpts from Glückel’s Diary in the Document Studies section that deal with different themes from her life.
    • Each teacher should decide if they are going to read Glückel’s writings to the class out loud or if they are going to distribute the sections of Glückel’s Diary below for the students to read on their own. With younger students and students who are new to the study of this historical time period it is quite helpful to read aloud and help the students navigate through the text.
    • Each teacher should decide which questions to use under “Questions to Ponder.” These questions are suggestions in order to bring about discussions of history, women’s roles in society, and Jewish roles and values.


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Jewish Women's Archive. "Instructions." (Viewed on May 20, 2024) <>.