Jewish History curriculum from the United Monarchy to the Talmud

By: Mr. Eitan Kastner
from Frisch School

Categories:
Development of Critical and / or Creative Thinking, Interdisciplinary Integration

Subject(s) of entry:
History

Pedagogy:

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

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

This curriculum introduces students to an academic approach to Jewish history with the intention of enriching their study of traditional Jewish texts like the Tanakh and Talmud by offering context and background to these sources. Additionally, this curriculum will expose students to academic concepts and methods regarding Jewish studies that often come up in university courses. If done in a thoughtful way, this can blunt any potential surprises or discomfort students may have when these ideas come up on a secular campus.