Pirkei Avot to Pop Song

By: Mr. Aviv Matzkin
from Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School

Development of Critical and / or Creative Thinking

Subject(s) of entry:
Ivrit, Mishnah, Music

PBL - project based learning, 21st Century Skills

Grade(s) to which this was taught:
7, Middle school

Grade(s) for which this will be useful:
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Elementary school, Middle school, High school

Mishnah was made to be sung. Well, if not sung then certainly repeated (coming from the root shanah). How better to get our students to repeat -- and through repetition, remember -- the mishnayot of Pirkei Avot than by singing them? How better to get our students to sing sections of Pirkei Avot than by having them write and record their own songs?!

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