Practicing Real World Skills Through a Revolutionary Service Learning Program

By: Ms. Hadas Rave
from Contra Costa Jewish Day School

Category:
Real-World Learning

Subject(s) of entry:
Art, Ivrit, Literature, Science, Tanach, Jewish Studies, Jewish Values, Tikkun Olam, Social/Emotional Development

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

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

Grade(s) for which this will be useful:
Elementary school, Middle school, High school

At CCJDS, we teach our children that their words and actions have the power to make change in this world. We believe that as they grow and learn academically, so too should our children explore what it means to make a difference in the world and in the lives of others. Through our school-wide, cross-curriculum SHIR HaLev program, students embark on a yearlong service project in the spirit of the Jewish value of tikkun olam (repairing the world).