JanTerm Integrative Research Project

By: Mrs. Rachel Zivic, Ms. Jessica Broomfield, Mrs. Ellen Barmach, Rabbi Michah Liben
from Kellman Brown Academy

Category:
Interdisciplinary Integration

Subject(s) of entry:
Art, Gemara, Halacha, History, Literature/ English, Math, Mishnah, Science

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

Grade(s) to which this was taught:
Middle School - Grades 6,7,8

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

The JanTerm Integrative Reseach Project is a month-long (in January) intensive project where students learn and practice research and writing skills across content areas. By reconfiguring the students' schedule, students are allowed longer blocks of time to conduct research, write a formal research paper, meet and edit with a mentor-teacher, as well as work on hands-on projects. In this time, our Judaic Studies curriculum works in tandem, guiding the students to study the same theme from a Jewish lens. The students also work on creating a final project that reflects their learning of the Jewish texts and principles related to the overall theme.

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