The Kohelet Prize Database

Database Entries Tagged with: Stories

The Story of Our People: From One Generation to the Next

A keynote project in which students create professional documentaries based on the "Survivor Circles" experience & showcased in a beautiful community-wide Film Festival as the hallmark of a newly written literacy-based, student-centered curriculum for Modern Jewish History that integrates academic skills with primary sources.

By: Anna Bolman from Fuchs Mizrachi School

Grade(s): 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Middle school, High school

Subject(s) of entry: History, Literature, Social Studies

Pedagogy: Experiential Education, PBL - project based learning, UBD - understanding by design, 21st Century Skills

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What Makes a Good Story?

What makes a good story? In this project-based learning unit, students explore that question in a variety of modes, including reading and analyzing exemplary short fiction, learning narrative theory, and writing and peer-revising their own stories. This unit culminates in a panel presentation as well as a published magazine of student work.

By: Lily Rabinoff-Goldman from Gann Academy

Grade(s): 9, High school

Subject(s) of entry: English/ Writing/ Language Arts

Pedagogy: PBL - project based learning

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