[teacherartexchange] Think ahead to May - Jewish Culture Awareness - Project ideas
Dear Art Educators,
We seem to have a month for everything ... I remember that May had
been designated as Holocaust Awareness Month. Maybe this would be a
good month to teach about Jewish culture and some interesting Jewish
Shayne sent me this link that has some great resources for Tzedakah Boxes
Shayne wrote the lesson plan:
There isn't any reason why non-Jewish students can't make a treasure
box for charity. (I am sure some close minded parents may object if
they call them tzedakah boxes).
"The giving of Tzedakah (charity) is a fundamental Mitzvah in Jewish
life. Being a cornerstone of Judaism, no Jewish home is complete
without a Tzedakah Box."
There are lots of interesting examples on this commercial site:
Shayne created a PowerPoint that is linked to the URL given above. She
also has the PowerPoint on her site (a revised version):
I found MANY wonderful ceramic examples on line.....Dozens of
commercial sites with interesting examples.
Some background information:
There is a ceramic box lesson on Incredible Art Department that I will
add this idea to as an extension - alternate approach.
Shayne will send me some student examples for a lesson on IAD.
Gloria Rabinowitz has a great lesson for MEZUZOT on her site - using
I would like to have some student examples of Micrography too.... for
a lesson on IAD. There is no need for a detailed lesson plan - I just
need the student work.
I am hoping to have these Jewish culture lessons online before May.
Hope some of you are inspired.....
Incredible Art Department
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