The Kohelet Prize Database

Database Entries Tagged with: Zionism

Israel Hebrew Curriculum

For millennia Jews did little to return home. After its creation, Israel became central to Jewish Schools; yet, most lack an Israel Curriculum. Striving to create pride in Medinat Yisrael and a sense of Jewish Identity in its accomplishments, our interdisciplinary grade 6-9 curriculum teaches the creation and evolution of the State in Hebrew including the songs of the Aliyot and the wars.

By: Dr. Shimshon Hamerman from JPPS Bialik

Grade(s): 6, 7, 8, 9, Middle school, High school

Subject(s) of entry: History, Ivrit

Pedagogy: Blended Learning, Flipped Learning, Language Immersion, UBD - understanding by design, 21st Century Skills

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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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Jewish For Life: Dual Track Judaic Curriculum

Our Moreshet Yisrael track uses a thematic approach to teach traditional and modern sources in English whereas our Moreshet Torani track adheres to text-based learning in Hebrew. Regardless of track, when oral or midrashic traditions are introduced, they are taught with a clear understanding that even oral traditions are anchored to the text. There is a recognition among our teachers that many of the skills students develop in the serious pursuit of Judaic Studies (such as critical thinking, deductive reasoning, close reading of texts) can and will be employed in General Studies subjects such as language arts, science, and social studies.

By: Rabbi Reuven Travis from Atlanta Jewish Academy

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

Subject(s) of entry: Art, Gemara, Halacha, History, Ivrit, Mishnah, Tanach

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

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