HBHA Upper School Social Justice Project

By: Mr. Todd Clauer
from Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy

Category:
Real-World Learning

Subject(s) of entry:
Gemara, Halacha, History, Literature/ English, Mishnah, Tanach, Civics/Government

Pedagogy:
PBL - project based learning, Constructivist, 21st Century Skills

Grade(s) to which this was taught:
9th through 12th

Grade(s) for which this will be useful:
9, 10, 11, 12, High school

Imagine an educational experience in which Jewish teenagers have the opportunity to take their classroom learning and direct that knowledge into a course of action that enhances their education and the Greater Kansas City community. This experiential learning is happening at Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy, in the form of the Upper School Social Justice Project. I developed and implemented this project - in partnership with peers from an urban charter school, as well as local leaders - which facilitates personal growth and community activism in our students as they address issues such as health care access, voter engagement, and universal early childhood education.

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