Pedagogy

Reflections on the teaching and learning of Yiddish, as well as downloadable guides, exercises, and lesson plans to use in the classroom.

Pedagogy

Yiddish in ale lender! Yiddish Summer Programs Roundup 2020

Look­ing to improve your Yid­dish this sum­mer? There are options all over the world, from tra­di­tion­al class­room-based pro­grams to music fes­ti­vals, and every­thing in between – and we’ve done the research so you don’t have to. 

Pedagogy

Call for Pedagogy Submissions: Class in the Classroom

A call for ped­a­gogy posts on teach­ing about his­tor­i­cal and present-day issues of class and labor.

Pedagogy

Beyond Fiddler: Teaching Representations of Jewish Eastern Europe on Film

Sarah Zarrow dis­cuss­es and reflects on her course Rep­re­sent­ing Jew­ish East­ern Europe in Film” in which she asks stu­dents to think his­tor­i­cal­ly about the images of Jew­ish life in East­ern Europe, using films as pri­ma­ry sources that speak not only to a his­tor­i­cal real­i­ty of their sub­ject mat­ter, but that also to the ide­ol­o­gy and his­tor­i­cal cir­cum­stances of the film­mak­er and of Jew­ish life in the time and place the film was made.

Pedagogy

On Literary Translation

Adri­ana X. Jacobs on her com­mit­ment to lit­er­ary translation.

Pedagogy

On the Pedagogic Uses of Literal Translation

Lawrence Rosen­wald con­sid­ers the uses and mean­ings of lit­er­al trans­la­tion in the classroom.

Pedagogy

לויט די לערערס | Teachers Weigh In: The Place of the Khurbn in Yiddish Language Classes

The lat­est in our series in which we poll Yid­dish stud­ies instruc­tors about a top­ic relat­ed to their teach­ing. This time, we want to know whether and how you intro­duce the top­ic of the Holo­caust in your Yid­dish lan­guage instruction.

Pedagogy

Guidelines for Yiddish in Bibliographies: A Supplement to YIVO Transliteration

The pur­pose of this doc­u­ment is to fill some of the gaps in the YIVO sys­tem of translit­er­a­tion for bibliographies. 

Pedagogy

Using Yiddish to Teach About German Antisemitism

Nine­teenth-cen­tu­ry Ger­man atti­tudes toward Jew­ish speech are a pow­er­ful way to under­stand the per­va­sive­ness and nor­mal­iza­tion of anti­semitism in Ger­man soci­ety even at a time when geno­cide was unthinkable. 

Pedagogy

Teaching Guide to Jacob Glatstein’s Anti-Fascist Poem “Goblin Nogood Has Run Out of Clout” (trans. Shandler)

Mark I. West offers sug­ges­tions for teach­ing Jacob Glat­stein’s 1943 Anti-Fas­cist chil­dren’s poem.

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