Using the Smart Ways to Live - The Maccabeats video to prompt their thinking, this lesson plan has students preparing and performing skits illustrating how ethical teachings of rabbis from 2000 years ago can apply today, and reflecting on what ethical guidelines are important to them in their own lives.
Students are guided to inquire about the Jewish value of Halbanat Panim, not humiliating others, and apply their learning to create a Bully Prevention Campaign. A step-by-step guide for the teachers, text resources and three printable worksheets are included in this PBL.
If someone tells you, ‘I have tried, but I did not succeed,’ do not believe; if someone tells you, ‘I have not tried, but I succeeded,’ do not believe. But if someone tells you, ‘I tried, and I succeeded,’ believe!
With this lesson plan, teachers guide students to explore a text, listen to a story, participate in a creative a gratitude exercise and then reflect on their experiences to understand what it means to be happy with what you already have.