A collection of lessons for students to work on alone or in pairs. Each lesson develops skills which empower students to spark their curiosity and interest in learning.
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Seeing the Light: A Chanukah Scavenger Hunt
Light is a major theme of Chanukah. In this scavenger hunt, you will travel through the Sefaria library in search of light. Where is it mentioned? In what context is it mentioned? How does it relate to Chanukah?
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Introducing Your Chanukiya
Big Idea: Lighting the Chanukiya is one of the major mitzvot of Chanukah which is discussed in detail in the Talmud Shabbat and Mishneh Torah: Scroll of Esther and Chanukah. Studying these two texts teaches the who, what, when, where, why, and how of the mitzvah. Learning objectives: Students will be able to research the details of the mitzvah of lighting the Chanukiya on Chanukah. Students will be able to teach others about the mitzvah of lighting the Chanukiya. Students will be able to navigate Sefaria to find texts related to their subject.
Sefaria Education918 ViewsOct 29 2020Chanukah,Chanukkah Menorah
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Decoding the Daf
Sefaria Education566 ViewsNov 25 2020
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Finding the Afikoman: A Haggadah Scavenger Hunt
This is the first of five clues which make up the afikoman scavenger hunt. Follow the directions to find the afikoman at the end.
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Shaking it Up on Sukkot
This lesson develops students' independent learning skills while they learn how the arba minim are used on Sukkot and how to find information in core codes of Jewish law. Students demonstrate what they have learned about the arba minim by creating an infographic,
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A Year in the Life of the Torah
This lesson develops students' independent learning skills. Designed to be used while preparing for Simchat Torah or a review of the Torah, it can be adapted for many situations. Students pick a favorite parasha for each book of the Torah, write clues, and play a fun game with a friend. While enjoying the activity, the students learn how to use Sefaria to enhance Torah study. Written for upper elementary and middle school students, the activity can be modified for other age groups.
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Journeying Through the Machzor
The Rosh Hashanah liturgy was written to help us get into the spirit of the day. In this scavenger hunt, we travel through the Rosh Hashanah Machzor (prayer book) discovering the original sources of the text in order to understand the message of the day.
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Where Are You, Parasha?
This activity introduces students to Sefaria and shows them how they can learn about the weekly Torah portion (Parasha) with Sefaria. A free Sefaria account is needed to do the activity.
Sefaria Education771 ViewsSep 8 2020Torah Portion,Parasha
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Meeting the Mishnah
Sefaria Education657 ViewsNov 25 2020Mishnah
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Scrolling Through The Megillot
Essential Question: How do the megillot connect to the holidays on which they are read? Learning Objectives: Students will be able to locate the five megillot in the Jewish library. Students will be able to identify when each megillah is read throughout the year. Students will be able to express the motif of the megillah through illustrations.
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Climbing Mt. Meron - A Lag BaOmer Scavenger Hunt
Learn about the origins and customs of Lag BaOmer while racing to the top of Mt. Meron. Students use Sefaria to research the answers to 5 Lag BaOmer questions.
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Hide and Seek - A Purim Scavenger Hunt
This is the first sheet in the Purim Hide and Seek Scavenger Hunt.
Sefaria Education4324 ViewsJan 29 2020Purim
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