Project GO FORTH: Lech L’Cha: A Cross-Curricular Study of Immigration and Personal Narrative

By: Ms. Ariel Levenson, Mrs. Staci Zeif
from Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy

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

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

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

Grade(s) to which this was taught:
7th

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

Project GO FORTH: Lech L’Cha is a multi-faceted, interdisciplinary approach to understanding the immigrant experience in America. Project GO FORTH: Lech L’Cha integrates seventh grade Social Studies, in which students study the history of American immigration, with Language Arts, in which student examine creative writing and sensory language, with Judaic Studies, in which students specifically explore the parsha Lech L’Cha as a lens through which they can understand the spiral of Jewish History with the originating immigrant experience of Avraham.

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