How can educators help students critically engage with complex Jewish texts through exploration of human behavior and decision making? This Facing History online workshop will explore the role of perspective-taking, meaningful reflection and building empathy. Educators will gain strategies for providing students with opportunities to form opinions about themes such as power, systems of inequity, and the multiple ways of being human in the world today.
In this workshop, facilitators will discuss how to:
- Invest time at the start of a unit of study to create effective and compelling learning objectives, goals and outcomes that encourage thoughtful and creative habits of mind, skills and dispositions around the study of Jewish text.
- Frame the Torah as a means of expanding how we understand ourselves and those around us;
- Invite students into explorations of human behavior and decision-making through identifying themes and patterns within the text
This workshop is geared toward educators in Jewish settings. Zoom login information for this program will be shared closer to the event.