Bamidbar Values Letter

By: Mrs. Shira Greenspan
from Ramaz Upper School

Category:
Real-World Learning

Subject(s) of entry:
History, Ivrit, Literature, Mishnah, Tanach

Pedagogy:
PBL - project based learning, UBD - understanding by design, 21st Century Skills

Grade(s) to which this was taught:
7th grade girls

Grade(s) for which this will be useful:
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Elementary school, Middle school, High school

In what may have been the most rewarding experience of my career, students chose three values learned from Sefer Bamidbar and wrote letters of gratitude to their parents for already helping them learn these values throughout their lives. Simultaneously, parents wrote value letters to their daughters. Parents and daughters exchanged letters on the same day in what ended up being a meaningful and emotional expression of what we hold dearest.