Teaching Chumash Analytically

By: Rabbi Jacob Fayazi
from Yeshiva Ketana of Long Island

Development of Critical and / or Creative Thinking

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Grade(s) to which this was taught:
2, Elementary school

Grade(s) for which this will be useful:
2, 3, 4, 5, Elementary school, Middle school

Traditionally, verses in the Torah have been taught in the classroom to younger students in a superficial and mindless format. The assumption is that young minds are incapable of grasping anything but the most simple concepts. By dividing each verse into an outline format, each phrase in the verse can be seen as it relates to other phrases in the same verse and to phrases in adjacent verses and these relationships can be used to promote critical thought in the classroom.

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