The Kohelet Prize Database

Database Entries Tagged with: Jewish Law

The Berachot Bee

Our school holds a Berachot (Blessing) Bee every year. We have readjusted the old format of the "bee", so that every child can succeed. We have used differentiated instruction, so even children with learning difficulties can excel.

By: Shoshana Silver, Miriam Schonthal from Yeshiva Yavne

Grade(s): 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Elementary school, Middle school

Subject(s) of entry: Halacha, Tefila

Pedagogy: None of the Above

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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on HeLa Cells

My 12th grade AP Language and Composition students read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a non-fiction text which explores the intersection of race, American history, and medical ethics through the lens of the discovery of an immortal cell line tied to an African-American woman named Henrietta Lacks. My students’ final project was to examine these intersections through a project that blended independent research with multi-media content. Of particular interest to this category is the student project that tackled the ethical questions raised in the text through the lens of Judaic studies; students who completed this project consulted primary sources as well as experts in Jewish medical ethics to create a presentation they later delivered to the entire student body.

By: Mrs. Vanessa Mehenti from Meira Academy

Grade(s): 11, 12, High school

Subject(s) of entry: Halacha, Literature, Science

Pedagogy: Constructivist, IBL - inquiry based learning, PBL - project based learning, 21st Century Skills

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