March 18

Grade 7: Pirkei Avot Playlist Assignment (Due: Friday 4/3)

Welcome to Jewish Studies online! Now that we have talked about and discussed the first chapter of Pirkei Avot, we will be moving on to learn about the second chapter. As we study these texts, it is important to think about personal connections that you can create. Additionally, I encourage you to take notes, look up unfamiliar terms, and experiment with decoding the Hebrew prior to jumping into the English.

 

Think about the following:

What lesson does this mishnah teach me?

What personal connection can I relate to this text?

How can I use this information to make me a better person?

 

On Friday, you will have time in your schedule dedicated to working on your Pirkei Avot Playlist Assignment. This assignment asks students to read and analyze the verses in the second chapter of Pirkei Avot. After you have read and analyzed the text, students are being asked to create a playlist of five songs. I have provided additional sources along with a link to the Illustrated Pirkei Avot (Cartoon) text in the links below.

 

Please click the links below to access the Google Docs for this assignment:

Pirkei Avot Playlist Instructions

Pirkei Avot Playlist Graphic Organizer

Pirkei Avot Playlist Rubric

Illustrated Pirkei Avot Ch. 2 (Cartoon Interpretation)

 

  • Create a playlist of 5 songs that are each related to a specific Pirkei Avot Chapter 2 verse

 

    1. You must choose 5 different verses; one for each song on your playlist. (there are 16 verses in Ch. 2)
    2. Decide how you will connect each verse to your song 
      1. Here are a few different ways you could create a connection:
          1. The lesson/meaning
          2. The way the song makes you feel 
          3. The lyrics themselves
      2. You do not have to create your connection to the entire verse…your song may only connect to one part of that verse (which is okay!)
    3. Write 5-10 sentences explaining the connection between your song and the verse you choose
      1. Use these questions to guide your writing:
        1. What does the verse mean? What is the verse about?
        2. What is the song I chose about?
        3. How does this song connect to the verse?
          1. Remember that the connection does not mean the words are the same 

Schedule: 

Day 1
  1. Read the instructions. If you have any questions, write them down and email Mr. Wash
  2. Spend 30 minutes reading and interpreting Verses 1-5
    1. Jot down any ideas, lessons, meanings that you could connect to in your Pirkei Avot Playlist Doc next to each verse 
  3. Take a 15 minute break and listen to some of your favourite songs for inspiration
Day 2
  1. Spend 30 minutes reading and interpreting Verses 6-10
    1. Jot down any ideas, lessons, meanings that you could connect to in your Pirkei Avot Playlist Doc next to each verse 
  2. Take a 15 minute break and listen to some of your favourite songs for inspiration
  3. Begin writing your explanations as you match a song to a particular verse
Day 3
  1. Spend 30 minutes reading and interpreting Verses 11-16
    1. Jot down any ideas, lessons, meanings that you could connect to in your Pirkei Avot Playlist Doc next to each verse 
  2. Take a 15 minute break and listen to some of your favourite songs for inspiration
  3. Continue writing your explanations as you match a song to a particular verse
Day 4
  1. Spend 20 minutes reviewing your notes
  2. Focus your time and energy into creating your connections and developing your playlist

 


Posted March 18, 2020 by mwasherstein in category Grade 7 - Mr. Washerstein

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