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Teaching to Learn: Developing Faith Through Engagement With Modern/Contemporary Jewish Thinkers

My students complete a year-long exploration of Jewish faith & Modern Jewish Thought by teaching an essay written by a modern thinker. Each student-teacher summarizes the thesis & provides supporting ideas & illustrations. Likewise, s/he articulates a personal response, appropriating ideas in which s/he believes and explaining his/her reasoning.

By: Rabbi Marc J. Belgrad from Rochelle Zell Jewish High School

Grade(s): 12, High school

Subject(s) of entry: Philosophy/ Values/ Ethics/ Hashkafa

Pedagogy: IBL - inquiry based learning

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Faith Journeys

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.

By: Rachel Besser from The Frisch School

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12, High school

Subject(s) of entry: Philosophy/ Values/ Ethics/ Hashkafa, Social and Emotional Learning

Pedagogy: Flipped Learning, IBL - inquiry based learning, Social and Emotional Learning, Soulful Education

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