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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Integrating Cooperative Learning Procedures, Solomon’s Six Types of Information and the Topic of Jewish History

When mentoring our pre-service and in-service teachers we need to describe and model both research-based and clinically tested best practices. Accordingly, our mentees should know about the integration of cooperative learning procedures and Solomon’s Six Types of Information.

On the chart below you will find sample applications of five different cooperative learning procedures with the six types of information related to the topic of Jewish history.

The Integration of Cooperative Learning, Solomon’s Six Types of Information and the Topic of Jewish History

Cooperative Learning Procedures

Six Types of Information

Content Question/Challenge

Rally Round


List as many famous Jewish-Americans as you can. These Jewish-Americans can be from the colonial period to today.



In what areas have Jewish people made a significant contribution in American history?

Example: Albert Einstein

Paired Interview




Form pairs, and let each person role-play a different famous Jewish Americans: Examples: Jonas Salk or Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Let one member role-play that person, and let the other serve as an interviewer. Then reverse roles. During the role-play, share your experiences and feelings with your partner.

Round Robin Brainstorming


Brainstorm a list of Jewish people who made a significant contribution to American history. Then select the person who in your opinion made the most significant contribution.

Group Discussion Using Talking Chips

Informed Opinion

Explain your reasons for selecting that person as your preference.

On the next post we will share how to integrate five different cooperative learning procedures with Solomon’s Six Types of Information on the topic of Hebrew.

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