Pedagogy

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

Pedagogy

Stealing the Border: A Reflection on Teaching Yiddish Borderlands Literature

Anna Ele­na Tor­res shares her reflec­tions about, and syl­labus for, the course Yid­dish Poet­ics of the Border.” 

Pedagogy

Yiddish Film Activities for the Language Classroom: Teaching with Mamele

Using a short scene from the 1938 film Mamele (dir. Joseph Green, Kon­rad Tom), Rebec­ca Mar­go­lis demon­strates how short excerpts of Yid­dish films can be used to address spe­cif­ic aspects of Yid­dish dialect, gram­mar and idiom, and trans­la­tion in the Yid­dish lan­guage classroom. 

Pedagogy

לויט די לערערס | Teachers Weigh In: Teaching with Sholem Aleichem

Instruc­tors share their thoughts on teach­ing with Sholem Aleichem.

Pedagogy

Teaching Guide for Leyzer Volf's Evigingo (trans. Finkin)

Jor­dan Finkin offers resources and ideas for teach­ing this unusu­al poem. 

Pedagogy

לויט די לערערס | Teachers Weigh In: The Person Teaching With Yiddish

Instruc­tors share their thoughts on shar­ing about their per­son­al lives and com­mit­ments while teach­ing Yid­dish lan­guage or culture.

Pedagogy

Yiddish in ale lender! Yiddish Summer Programs Roundup 2018

A short descrip­tion of the many Yid­dish lan­guage and cul­ture sum­mer pro­grams on offer for 2018.

Pedagogy

Yiddish in Berlin/Berlin in Yiddish

Eka­te­ri­na Kuznetso­va reflects on the first-ever Yid­dish sum­mer pro­gram to take place in the Ger­man cap­i­tal (August 14 — Sep­tem­ber 1st 2017)
Pedagogy

From Kansas to Kentucky in a Jewish Literature Classroom: A “Creative Option” for Reflection Papers

Jes­si­ca Kirzane dis­cuss­es a cre­ative writ­ing prompt for stu­dents in a course on Amer­i­can Jew­ish Lit­er­a­ture and shares sam­ples of stu­dents’ work.

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