And There Was Light

By: Mrs. Michal Almalem, Mrs. Tamar Hershkovitz, Mrs.Cindy Van Gunda,
from Bornblum Jewish Community School

Category:
Interdisciplinary Integration

Subject(s) of entry:
Art, History, Ivrit, Literature/ English, Mishnah, Music, Science, Tanach

Pedagogy:
PBL - project based learning, IBL - inquiry based learning, UBD - understanding by design, Constructivist, Montessorri, Blended Learning, 21st Century Skills, Modeling

Grade(s) to which this was taught:
5th Grade

Grade(s) for which this will be useful:
5, 6, Elementary school, Middle school

This is an interdisciplinary unit, teaching the history of festivals and religions involving light across many cultures. Students were exposed to the symbolism of light in literature and Torah as well as the science of light in creating day and night, seasons and electricity with the creation of lamps in the school's pottery labs. Students learned Tfillot and added the Hallel for Hanukkah the festival of light, as well as created a book demonstrating of all of their learning.

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