The N.E. Miles Jewish Day School Social Justice and Leadership Initiative

By: Ms. Liora Chessin, Mrs. Lynn Raviv
from N.E. Miles Jewish Day School

Categories:
Interdisciplinary Integration, Real-World Learning

Subject(s) of entry:
History, Literature, Tanach

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

Grade(s) to which this was taught:
6-8

Grade(s) for which this will be useful:
6, 7, 8, Middle school

The N.E. Miles Jewish Day School social justice and leadership initiative is guided by the core beliefs and values on which our school is based. To that end, we provide real-life experiences for the students to participate actively in three of the guiding Jewish values- Menschlichkeit, Tikkun Olam, and Torah Study.

Entry Text

The following documents are uploaded to explain our proposal:

  1. Project Overview
  2. Resources and Goals
  3. Al.com online newspaper article about our Youth Philanthropy event (link)
  4. ABC 33/40 article/video about Book Drive (link)
  5. PDF of school news articles about Montgomery trip (Social Justice Trip) and Reverend Webb’s visit (A Lesson in Civil Rights, History, and Courage)
  6. PowerPoint with pictures from Social Justice work
  7. Student work samples (Choose Kind Speech, Montgomery Reflection)