“Privileged Partner” – A Character Development (Midot) Curriculum

By: Rabbi Elazar Bloom
from Brauser Maimonides Academy

Real-World Learning

Subject(s) of entry:
Character Development

UBD - understanding by design

Grade(s) to which this was taught:

Grade(s) for which this will be useful:
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Elementary school, Middle school

Using traditional Jewish texts, select video clips, case studies, stories and interactive projects "A Privileged Partner" is rooted in 3 over-arching "Big Ideas":

1. Character development (Midot) is not a subject, it is a way of life.

2. The power to change myself and the world is in MY hands.

3. The greater one’s potential, the greater one’s responsibility.