L’Dor V’Dor: Linking Youth to Elders from the Ground Up

By: Dr. Gina Freeman
from Columbus Jewish Day School

Categories:
Interdisciplinary Integration, Real-World Learning

Subject(s) of entry:
Art, Computer Science, History, Literature, Music, Tanach, Midrash

Pedagogy:
PBL - project based learning, IBL - inquiry based learning, UBD - understanding by design, Constructivist, 21st Century Skills

Grade(s) to which this was taught:
Kindergarten through 6th Grade

Grade(s) for which this will be useful:
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Elementary school

L’Dor V’Dor provides deep one-on-one encounters between students K-6 from Columbus Jewish Day School and Jewish and non-Jewish elders around lifecycle and holiday events. Through carefully planned and facilitated exercises, simulations, and activities, the intergenerational wisdom of elders interacts with the joy of youth among participants aged 6-106, through the use of art, music, text study, guided interactions, prayer, and more.