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Database Entries Tagged with: Kashrut

Halachic User Manual

Students created a student centered, research and project based "Halachic User Manual" to master the topic of Kashrut. Students were tasked to use the various components of a user manual to incorporate the different halachot and halachic applications based on a commonly used item found in a kosher kitchen.

By: Carli Becker from Yavneh Hebrew Academy

Grade(s): 9, High school

Subject(s) of entry: Halacha

Pedagogy: Design-Thinking Model

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Austin Jewish Academy (AJA) Fifth-Grade Sustainability Curriculum

As part of AJA's commitment to educating life-long environmental stewards, Ms. Hidalgo developed a reproducible model curriculum to teach sustainability through opportunities for real-world learning. Her program involves innovative classroom study and school-to-farm service learning and has an extraordinary impact on her students and AJA community.

By: Karen Hidalgo from Austin Jewish Academy

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

Subject(s) of entry: Art, Computer Science, Economics/ Business, Engineering, English/ Writing/ Language Arts, Halacha, History, Math, Mishnah, Philosophy/ Values/ Ethics/ Hashkafa, Physical Education/Health, Science, Social and Emotional Learning, Social Studies, Tanach, Technology, literature

Pedagogy: Blended Learning, Design-Thinking Model, Flipped Learning, Hevruta Learning, IBL - inquiry based learning, PBL - project based learning, Social and Emotional Learning, Soulful Education, UBD - understanding by design, 21st Century Skills

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Project-Based Learning in the Judaic Studies Classroom

The collection of lessons in our submission are examples of how we have applied project-based learning (PBL) to our Mishna and Chumash classes. In addition to having to develop the skills necessary to learn the material on their own, our students learned how to reach out to and share what they had learned with members of the broader school community, the Jewish community, and the global community. This process has brought our students to a greater appreciation of the role of the texts in their daily lives, and of their ability to take initiative in both the learning process and the practical application of what they have learned.

By: Rabbi Aaron Ross from Yavneh Academy

Grade(s): 6, 7, 8, Middle school

Subject(s) of entry: Tanach

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

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Flipped Learning: Promoting Critical and Creative Study of Tanach and Jewish Law

Powered by video instruction and analytics, this 21st century approach to teaching Tanach and Jewish Law helps students master storylines and basic concepts before coming to class. Teachers use repurposed instructional time for higher-order thinking activities (analysis, evaluation and creation), highlighted by a protocol for guided group discussion of Sefer Yehoshua and project-based learning related to the laws of kashrut.

By: Rabbi Joe Hirsch from Akiba Academy of Dallas

Grade(s): K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Elementary school, Middle school

Subject(s) of entry: Halacha, Tanach

Pedagogy: Blended Learning, PBL - project based learning, UBD - understanding by design, 21st Century Skills, Flipped Learning

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