Jewish For Life: Dual Track Judaic Curriculum

By: Rabbi Reuven Travis
from Atlanta Jewish Academy

Category:
Differentiated Instruction

Subject(s) of entry:
Art, Gemara, Halacha, History, Ivrit, Mishnah, Tanach

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

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

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

Our Moreshet Yisrael track uses a thematic approach to teach traditional and modern sources in English whereas our Moreshet Torani track adheres to text-based learning in Hebrew. Regardless of track, when oral or midrashic traditions are introduced, they are taught with a clear understanding that even oral traditions are anchored to the text. There is a recognition among our teachers that many of the skills students develop in the serious pursuit of Judaic Studies (such as critical thinking, deductive reasoning, close reading of texts) can and will be employed in General Studies subjects such as language arts, science, and social studies.

Entry Text

I invite you to explore the breadth and depth of this program by viewing the entire curriculum, for each course in each track, posted online here: https://sites.google.com/a/atljewishacademy.org/aja-chumash/home.

The overview for the entire program can be viewed here: http://www.atljewishacademy.org/judaic-studies.

Detailed curriculum, rubrics, links, reading assignments, texts, meta-questions, etc. for each course are available for your use by clicking on each course title.