Source: The David Project Teacher Training Institute
The David Project, a non-profit Israel education organization which provides curricula and teacher training for over 100 high and middle day and community schools across North America, has opened registration for its Teacher Training Institute for educators interested in adopting one or more of its Israel curricula.
The David Project, with the support of the Avi Chai Foundation
, has developed Israel curricula which it makes available for use in Jewish day and community middle and high schools of all denominations. Educators who are interested in using these curricula are required to attend The David Project’s intensive Teacher Training Institute that provides them with the scholarship, strategies, and skills for teaching effective Israel advocacy. Schools that adopt the curriculum enter into a vibrant partnership with the David Project Center for Jewish Leadership.
The following school curricula are available:
The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Educating Ourselves, Educating Others
This curriculum is taught in more than 100 high schools across the United States and Canada. It aims to enable students and educators to understand the complexities of the Arab- Israeli conflict in ways that promote critical thinking, inquiry, discussion, historical accuracy, moral decision-making and activism.
Educates middle school students about the connection of the Jewish People to the Land of Israel throughout history, and the centrality of Israel to the Jewish People, as reflected in Jewish culture, religion, and identity.
The Forgotten Refugees
Educates middle and high school students about the centuries-long history and destruction of Middle Eastern and North African Jewish communities and their forced exodus in the second half of the twentieth century. This curriculum seeks to familiarize students with the diverse cultures of Jews from Arab countries, as well as, educate students about the absorption of these refugees into Israeli society.