Judaism, Jewish History, Real World Learning, Relevant, Active Learning, PBL, Project-Based Learning, Skills Assessment, Choices.
Students research and create a product based on how Judaism today is similar/different from Ancient Israel. There are six choices for students to choose to make their product. The rubric assesses in detail five criteria: 1) Historical Content: Accuracy, 2) Historical Thinking: Research, 3) Historical Thinking: Issues - Analysis and Decision-Making, 4) Self-Assessment, and 5) the product.
This is a Historical Thinking Skills based assessment on Judaism Today. It is part of my Judaism & Christianity Unit for World History. The Essential Question that I use for this part of the unit is "How did the Israeli Society function based on their faith?" Students get to use their CREATIVITY and practice ACTIVE LEARNING in their product.
There are two historical thinking skills assessed in this assessment: Historical Research Skills (Obtain historical/current information), and Historical Issues - Analysis and Decision -Making (Connect current issues to historical events). Students are EMPOWERED by going through the rubric with them, and requiring them to give feedback on why they deserve the grade they think they should get.
Included in this assessment is:
1) Directions on the task to research
2) A choice board to choose how to present their product
3) A rubric for assessment and student self-assessment.
My students love these assessments but they are challenging. If you want to assess students with RIGOR and RELEVANCE this is for you!
The products from this unit include:
The COMPLETE Judaism & Christianity Project-Based Learning BUNDLE
Similarities and Differences of Judaism and Christianity Cooperative Learning Activity (Hebrew Bible and Christian Old Testament)
Judaism and Christiantiy Unit DBQ Bellringers Warm Ups
Judaism and Christianity Timeline Historical Thinking Skills Assessment
Interactive PowerPoint and Skit on The Covenant
Interactive PowerPoint and Skit on The Commandments
What is Judaism like today? Choice Board Assessment - Historical Thinking Skills
The Life of Jesus DBQ Activity
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