Teaching Torah to Young Children

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Course ID: Jewish Education 30226
Division: Undergraduate Studies, Graduate Studies
Program: Jewish Education (Undergraduate), Jewish Education (Graduate)
Location: On Campus

Participants in this course will develop greater comfort and competence both with learning narratives from the Torah and transmitting them authentically to 3 to 6 year old children. A theoretical rationale as well as methodologies for presenting concepts of God, Mitzvot, Jewish holidays, values and Israel found in the narrative context will be integrated into the course. Criteria for selecting appropriate stories will be presented along with storytelling techniques and a range of creative experiences that bring the stories to life in the classroom. (Course may be taken for Bible or Jewish Education credit)