Sukkah Design and Build Challenge

By: Mr. Brian King
from Milwaukee Jewish Day School

Interdisciplinary Integration, Real-World Learning

Subject(s) of entry:
Art, Halacha, Ivrit, Math, Tanach, Structural Engineering

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

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

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

16 seventh grade students were presented with a real problem -- that MJDS has no Sukkah. Their challenge was to design, prototype, build and decorate a kosher Sukkah in time for Sukkot. The results were stunning; but the process was even more so.

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