Faith Journeys is a unit in my Jewish philosophy Senior elective that encouraged students to begin to form a spiritual identity through examination of philosophical texts, class round-table discussions, an interview and a thoughtful paper.
I have been teaching a class on Jewish philosophy at Frisch for a number of years, but while I addressed many interesting topics, I never felt comfortable teaching about faith, until one year I realized that that is actually what my students needed most to learn to prepare them for their lives as faithful Jews.
This submission narrates my own journey in preparing and delivering a unit on faith.
The submission includes:
- My own reflection on preparing and teaching the class, as well as the the class requirements and parameters
- Student reader response answers to text questions
- Student reflection on the unit as a whole
- Articles I used for the class which can be found at : https://drive.google.com/open?id=13lTIGw18O1seJJl6-Tg5vow1WKnvGmPb