Torat Chayim: Real World Learning in Tanach and Gemara; Analysis and Integration through Real World Application

By: Rabbi Yehuda Chanales
from Fuchs Mizrachi School

Categories:
Development of Critical and / or Creative Thinking,
Real-World Learning

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

Pedagogy:
PBL - project based learning, UBD - understanding by design, Constructivist, 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

How do we engage students in the rigorous, text based learning of Tanach and Gemara while helping them learn how to apply their learning to their lives and the world around them? A portfolio of sample projects are provided that serve as different models in answering this question. These projects challenge student to extract values, apply and synthesize their learning in various "authentic" ways.