Websites for Teachers

When using these websites for your Bet Am Shalom class, adapt the material as needed for a Reconstructionist setting.  This includes images and clipart--we want to show our students inclusive images of Jewish living.  Ask Abby for support with this. for teachers

American Jewish World Service weekly Torah commentary

Areyvut--Areyvut enables Jewish youth to infuse their lives with the core Jewish values of chesed (kindness), tzedakah (charity) and tikkun olam (social action) so that they become thoughtful, giving members of the Jewish community of tomorrow.

Behrman House is a publisher we use and has many resources for educators.  You can register to explore their Online Learning Center for tons of resources.  Let Abby know if you'd like BAS to purchase a resource for teachers. to check out the effectiveness of charitable organizations before donating money to them is an Orthodox site, so make sure the materials are appropriate for our Reconstructionist setting. If you aren't sure, just check with Abby.  

Cooperative Learning

Dah Bear is a free online educational tool includes word lists, flash cards, educational games and a testing feature to help students learn more effectively using 21st century tools. Dah Bear also contains features that enable teachers to track their students' progress on homework. 

Exploring Jewish Values Through Children's Literature Based on twenty-four award-winning books of children’s literature, the lessons in The Legacy Project-Early Childhood Edition are appropriate for grades K-2 (with some modifications). Each lesson features an excellent children's book, original music by 'Miss Emily' Aronoff Teck, and a diverse collection of multi-modal activities to engage learners while discovering the meaning and relevance of Jewish values in our communities today. 

Facing History and Ourselves has incredible, progressive teaching techniques, including on Literature Circles when using readings in class. has cartoon videos of the weekly Torah portion, holidays, prophets, and more, as well as resources for educators

The Good People Fund is a charitable organization that supports people doing Tikkun Olam in the US and Israel.  Their website includes stories of mitzvah heroes and resources for teachers.

Great Jewish Books Teacher Resources from The Yiddush Book Center

Holiday Resources on BAS website--our 6th graders helped to create the Tu B'Shevat page.  Great class project to update or create a holiday page.

Jewish Education Center of Cleveland free resources

Jewish National Fund education materials

Jewish Women's Archive has many great resources for educators including:
Working with primary sources--photos, family history, diary entry, Tweet
Go & Learn--primary documents and lesson plans Board of Jewish Education of Metropolitan Chicago's Online Resource Center

Powerpoint templates for teachers and students has a variety of Jewish resources, including Torah for Tots, Torah for Tweens, and Torah for Teens includes Reconstructionist rituals, including the Shema in the style of Dr. Seuss

Shalom Sesame--Jewish Sesame Street

Synagogues 360--virtual tours of synagogues around the world great teaching techniques

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