B’reisheet Unit

By: Mrs. Rivki Slepoy
from Yeshivat Noam

Category:
Interdisciplinary Integration

Subject(s) of entry:
Art, Ivrit, Literature, Math, Music, Science, Tanach

Pedagogy:
PBL - project based learning, IBL - inquiry based learning, Blended Learning, 21st Century Skills

Grade(s) to which this was taught:
Kindergarten

Grade(s) for which this will be useful:
K, 1

The basic foundation of everything is the creation of the world, or as we Jews know it: Briat haolam. In my Kindergarten class, Briat haolam is not taught in the mere few days before Parshat B’reisheet, but rather over the course of two to three weeks, depending on the calendar of that specific year. The reason that we take this long in teaching our students about Briat haolam is because we are not just imparting information to them about what was created on each day, but rather, we are allowing our students to experience creation in many different ways: through Science, Literacy, Art and Math. By integrating so many different aspects of the world into the creation unit, we are sending our students an extremely important lesson: Everything is from Hashem!