Jewish Folktales

By: Mrs. Mindy Civan, Mrs. Abbye Cornfield
from Perelman Jewish Day School

Category:
Interdisciplinary Integration

Subject(s) of entry:
Art, Computer Science, Literature/ English, Mishnah

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

Grade(s) to which this was taught:
5

Grade(s) for which this will be useful:
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

The folktale unit is a culminating cross-curricular project for students in fifth grade, integrating Jewish Studies, reading, writing, and public speaking. Students read a variety of Jewish folktales and choose one to study in depth. We strengthened this project by partnering with a local theater company, Wolf Performing Arts Center, to work with the students to present it effectively, analyze the setting and values, and reflect on the morals of the tale.

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