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Classroom Resources

An Integrated Approach to Teaching Jewish and World History

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Below you will find Rhonda Leibowitz’s detailed curriculum for her 9th grade integrated World and Jewish History Course, as presented at the YUShare conference. We hope... Read more

The Purchase of the Meorat HaMachpelah

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Avraham’s negotiations and his subsequent purchase of the Meorat HaMachpela, teach us about ancient culture and behavior. Read more

Creation and Shabbat, Part 2

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Students learn about the importance of Shabbat in Judaism by analyzing the literary structure of Bereshit 1-2:3. Even though the creation narrative is split... Read more

Parshat Shemot: Why Moshe?

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Through text study, students analyze why Moshe was chosen to lead the Jewish people. Read more

Times Are Changing?

This webquest helps to analyze the time period leading up to the Haskalah Movement and grants a better understanding of the issues facing the... Read more

Yom Kippur (Sefer Yonah) Part 3

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Students discover why the argument between God and Yonah is relevant to Yom Kippur. Read more

Yom Kippur (Sefer Yonah) Part 2

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Students finish reading Sefer Yonah and learn why Yonah was so uncomfortable carrying out God’s mission. Read more