Pedagogy

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

Pedagogy

Final Projects

These projects demon­strate not only how clever and cre­ative stu­dents can be, but also the vari­ety of ways that stu­dents can express and dis­play their thought and learning.

Pedagogy

The Comet at the End of the World: An Online, Immersive, Conversational Lesson Plan about “Current Events” Using Digitized Yiddish Press Materials

Ri Turn­er shares the mate­ri­als from a ses­sion for inter­me­di­ate stu­dents over Zoon on astron­o­my reportage in the Yid­dish press, which can serve as an exam­ple of how to iden­ti­fy dig­i­tized his­tor­i­cal Yid­dish mate­ri­als around a par­tic­u­lar theme, repack­age them in a for­mat that is acces­si­ble to inter­me­di­ate stu­dents, and use them in an online teach­ing con­text to gen­er­ate a con­ver­sa­tion that is both his­tor­i­cal­ly root­ed and con­tem­porar­i­ly relevant.

Pedagogy

Diary of a Yiddish Teacher During the War

On Feb­ru­ary 24, 2022, Russ­ian troops began bomb­ing Yakovl­e­va’s Ukrain­ian, Russ­ian-speak­ing home­town, Kharkiv. Nev­er­the­less, she con­tin­ued teach­ing Yid­dish in Mor­beg­no, Italy.

Pedagogy

Calling all Yiddish Studies Instructors: Un-Essays and Creative Projects

If you are an instruc­tor of Yid­dish Stud­ies who has assigned unes­say projects, we want to hear from you.

Pedagogy

Undzer Mishpokhe: A Queer Yiddish Curriculum Supplement

This arti­cle intro­duces and pro­vides a text­book sup­ple­ment on queer fam­i­ly vocabulary.

Pedagogy

Beyond the Shtetl: Teaching Yiddish Literature in the UK

Rochelle Sib­ley writes about teach­ing Yid­dish lit­er­a­ture in trans­la­tion at a uni­ver­si­ty in the UK.

Pedagogy

Critical Language Pedagogy: A Report from an AJS Roundtable

A report from a round­table with instruc­tors of Jew­ish lan­guages on the cur­rent role of crit­i­cal iden­ti­ties in our pedagogies. 

Pedagogy

Resources for Teaching about Ukraine

This lis­ti­cle pro­vides teach­ers with ideas for texts and music they may want to share with their stu­dents dur­ing the Russ­ian war in Ukraine.

Pedagogy

Invitation to Participate: Teaching about Zionism and anti-Zionism in Yiddish Classes

We want to learn from you about how teach­ers of Yid­dish Stud­ies approach (or avoid) teach­ing about Zion­ism and anti-Zion­ism in their class­es, be it in its his­tor­i­cal or con­tem­po­rary manifestations.

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