One of the books we are teaching this year in Nakh is Amos who was one of the Trei Asar (the 12 Minor Prophets). Here are some resources that I have collected.
- Shira Smiles Teachers' Guide to Trei Asar This Guide goes through many verses from Amos and other books of Trei Asar with suggestions for classical commentaries to cover and activities to do with students. It is strong in its detailed verse by verse presentation although I would use it sparingly so I don't get bogged down by "the trees" and fail to show my students "the forest", the big picture of Amos. She also has a Teachers' Guide for Sefer Melachim Beit (Kings II) and a Teachers' Guide for Sefer Yirmiyahu.
- Rabbi Hayim Tawil on Amos and Wisdom Literature Part I, Part II, and Part III. These audio classes focus on the lexicography or the detailed meaning of the language of Amos. He used much comparisions with Akkadian and other Near Eastern Languages. I found it helped introduce me to the writing style and words of Amos. His commentary on the Oracles to the Nations in chapters 1 and 2 is particularly strong.
- Rabbi Allen Schwartz on Amos Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV. Rabbi Schwartz's classic rabbinic style coupled with his modern day applications make his classes a pleasure to listen to.
- Map of Israel and Judah during the time of Jeroboam II and Uzziah This map is dated to the time of Amos and also contains the verses and locations of Amos' oracles to the nations.
- Amos with Rashi Amos in English translation with Rashi's commentary
- Hypertext biblical commentary Amos http://www.bible.gen.nz/amos/ Academic commentary focusing on language, literary structure, and archeology.
- Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream quotes from Amos 5:24 as well as Isaiah 40:4 and is a great example of how the modern Civil Rights Movement utilized Amos' message of social justice.