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A Semester-Long Course on Jewish Peoplehood
For high-school students, young adults or older adults. For an in-depth course on Jewish Peoplehood, we recommend that you follow this suggested pathway:
- Read through the Conceptual and Pedagogic Overviews
- Look at the Core Content Overview and consider what content you want to include
- Read through the Themes. We suggest that you build a short unit on each of the themes, using the related Programs, Resource & Materials.
- Don’t forget to include some kind of Mifgash (either virtual or in-person).
- Consider using Jewish Travel.
- Take a look at the Peoplehood Papers, in the Virtual Library. Ask your students to put together their own version of the Peoplehood Papers as a final conclusion of the course.
For middle or high-school students. If you have the opportunity for several sessions with your students, consider the following pathway:
- Read the Pedagogic Overview and consider what outcomes you want from the sessions you are planning.
- Choose two or three of the most relevant themes. Spend one session on each of the themes using either the introductory activity or one of the text-based activities (in Programs, Resources & Materials).
- Organize a virtual or in-person Mifgash.
- Develop a project for the students, using a social media tool, so that they can process what they are learning and share it with others.
For middle or high-school students. If your time is very limited and you want to give your students a taste of Jewish Peoplehood, we recommend this pathway:
- Read through the Conceptual and Pedagogic Overview sections.
- Read through the Mifgash section of Peoplehood Practices.
- For one session, review the the different themes and choose one. Use one of the introductory activities (in Programs, Resources & Materials) that seems most engaging.
- For the other session try and arrange a Mifgash with Jews from a different culture or background.