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Education Insights

What is the best way to respond to antisemitism?

In this op-ed, our editor Sara Himeles argues that the Jewish community must respond to antisemitism with education and in a united way, rather than in a politically divided way.

Teaching Strategies

Israel History Month is back!

November is Israel History Month! We created this holiday to help ensure our students are knowledgeable and confident in Israeli history. Here’s how to bring five critical events in Israeli history that all happened in November to your classroom.

Teaching Strategies

What does nuanced Israel education really look like?

Sarah Gordon, our Senior Director of Israel Education for the Americas, shares practical advice on how to successfully implement a nuanced approach to Israel education.

Teaching Strategies

Israeli Elections 2022 Educational Resources

As Israel’s 5th election in 3 years quickly approaches, it’s time to bring the conversations taking place in Israel to our classrooms. Israeli elections are a great educational tool to teach about Israeli society and the hardest hitting questions facing Israel today. We’ve put together a number of resources for you to use with your students – from campaign ad videos to discussion topics and everything you need to run mock elections.

Education Insights

5 takeaways from my trip meeting with Jewish leaders in Australia

I recently returned from Australia where I presented at the Zionist Federation of Australia’s Jewish Educators’ conference. Here are 5 takeaways from my trip.

Product

Best Practices for Using Unpacked for Educators Content

While you may already know how to navigate our site (if not click here), there is so much more available beyond videos, podcasts and articles. Searching for ways to best utilize all the content and resources you know and love? Look no further than this guide to utilizing everything Unpacked for Educators has to offer.  Use Unpacked for Educators Content Responsibly: Don’t let a video, podcast or article be the entire lesson. Ensure your students gain a full understanding of the topics by providing a beginning, middle and end to …

Education Insights

How to make learning meaningful and personal for our students

In this blog post, sponsored by the Jewish Education Innovation Challenge, we provide framing and tools to make Jewish learning meaningful and personal.

Teaching Strategies

How to commemorate Tisha B’Av with your students

If you want to engage your students in the history and themes of Tisha B’Av, we’ve compiled a list of Unpacked for Educators resources you can use.

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What’s New: Summer 2022 – new and improved content pages, sharing features, favorites and more

As we’re always striving to bring you the next best thing in education, Unpacked for Educators just got upgraded. Here’s a quick guide on how to fully utilize everything UED has to offer. Consistency is key All content pages underwent a makeover to give you a smoother, more user friendly experience. It’s now simpler than ever to find content details for videos, podcasts, and articles. Enjoy seamless navigation through all available lesson features and resources and build your lessons with ease. New sharing features Ever scratch your head over the …

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