ERIC Number: ED142487
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
AAJE Jewish Civics Sourcebook: A Leader's Guide for Teaching Citizenship in the Jewish Community.
Efron, Benjamin, Ed.; Chanover, Hyman, Ed.
The guidebook contains curriculum ideas, learning experiences, and resources for teaching civics and community responsibility to Jewish youth from grades one to 12. Its contents are applicable for all types of Jewish schools, including congregational and communal, day, afternoon, and weekend. There are four major sections. Section one, a civics curriculum, presents a sequential program focusing on the contemporary Jewish community. Concepts and related learning experiences are described for primary, intermediate, junior high, and senior high grades. For example, to illustrate how American Jews are simultaneously part of two cultures, students might conduct a seminar discussing contributions of various ethnic groups to the overall society. Section two contains a teaching strategy on Jewish identity through the concept of "tzedakah," which is "the sociological end result of the psychological process where identity is really formulated." The program bases learning on the study of individuals familiar to students. It outlines goals, learning opportunities, and evaluation measures. Section three contains five units on topics such as responsibility to Israel and respect for the elderly. Section four, an idea corner, describes over 50 innovative projects from schools, temples, and bulletins of the Bureau of Jewish Education. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Unity, Jews, Learning Activities, Religious Cultural Groups, Self Concept, Social Development, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Unit Plan
American Association for Jewish Education, 114 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10011 ($6.95 paperbound)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Jewish Education, New York, NY.
Note: This publication was made possible through a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Arnow