There's no doubt about it. When students are engaged, curious and excited, they're in love with what they're learning. That's why I have developed Shabbat Around the World. It's an exciting, innovative curriculum that shows students how to enjoy Shabbat through fun and interesting customs. It also gets them actively involved and eager to know more about their Jewish heritage.
To accomplish both these goals, I've written ten monthly stories transporting students to a different country each month. These stories open their eyes to different cultures, different customs. In addition, along with a professional Jewish educator steeped in developing lesson plans, I have created 4 interdisciplinary lesson plans per story. Combine the stories with the lesson plans and you have the perfect teaching blend: history, geography, literature, the arts and culture, coupled with creative assignments, internet searches, video clips and more.
So, if you want to give your students a new take on Shabbat, Shabbat Around the World is the curriculum for you.
In the meantime, have a Shabbat Shalom.