When mentoring our pre-service and in-service teachers we need to describe and model both research-based and clinically tested best practices. This is one of many lessons we will be sharing on teaching Judaic content, lesson planning, models of teaching, differentiated and individualized instruction and learning activities designed to transform the classroom into a Jewish community of cooperative learners. The title of this lesson is “What is Enduring Jewish Knowledge?” Since there are 13 elements in each lesson plan we will divide this lesson plan into four parts. Here is the first part of the lesson on enduring Jewish knowledge.
Title of Lesson: What is Enduring Jewish Knowledge?
Enduring Jewish Knowledge Rationale for the Lesson: Enduring Jewish knowledge such as the Torah and the Talmud contain a body of wisdom that guides a person regarding how to lead a righteous and meaningful life.
Essential Question/s: What is enduring Jewish knowledge? How do I find enduring Jewish knowledge? What makes Jewish knowledge enduring? What Jewish knowledge is not enduring?
Assessment/s: (Initial, ongoing, and final activities designed to measure what the student has learned)
Students individually, in pairs, via classroom discussion and as a homework assignment discuss the answers to these essential questions. (1) What is enduring Jewish knowledge? (2) How do I find enduring Jewish knowledge? (3) What makes Jewish knowledge enduring? (4) What Jewish knowledge in not enduring?
Objective/Learning Outcome: (What the student is supposed to learn from this lesson) In his or her own words, the student will be able to define, explain, and give an example of enduring Jewish knowledge.
On the next post we will share the second part of this lesson on enduring Jewish knowledge.