For previous generations of Jewish educators, Israel was a reliable means of bringing communities together. In the present, teaching Israel has become increasingly complex, with questions and dilemmas stemming from learners and educators alike. This class will offer educators the chance to explore methodologies and best practices for teaching Israeli history, politics, culture, and current events. We'll have the chance to explore our own Israel stories, and the ways in which we share them with our learners, and will use case studies of the challenges of teaching Israel to inform our work. We will delve into the "whys" of teaching Israel, and what success looks like in the world of Israel education.
JED 207/607 - Methodologies for Teaching Israel