June 4

Grade 7: Pirkei Avot “Your Vision” Video Project

Today students will begin an exploratory project as we analyze and create our own interpretations of the final three chapters of Pirkei Avot. Over the last four months, we have spent time reading, analyzing, creating connections, and developing personal interpretations connected to different verses of Pirkei Avot. This final project incorporates all of those components along with a chance to show off your creative abilities and media literacy skills.

Assignment: Students are being tasked with diving deeper into one specific mishnah from the final three chapters of Pirkei Avot. Each student will create their own video that demonstrates their mastery of our interpretive skill sets. 

Important note: You are only choosing ONE mishnah to focus on for this entire project


Step 1: Read/skim through the Ch. 4, Ch. 5, Ch. 6 of Pirkei Avot

Step 2: Select one mishnah (verse) that interests you 

Step 3: Plan your video

  • Analyze the text and develop your interpretation
  • Write about how this lesson connects to your life
  • Think about how this lesson connects modern every-day life situations
  • Plan your skit
  • Find visuals that you can connect to your mishnah

Step 4: Film your video

Step 5: Submit to Mr. Washerstein by Friday, June 19th, 2020


Due Dates:

By June 9th- Choose mishnah and get it approved by Mr. Washerstein 

By June 12th- Check in with Mr. Washerstein and share your plan

By June 19th- Submit video to Mr. Washerstein



Click here to access: Pirkei Avot Your Vision Project Instructions/Rubric

Click here to access:Pirkei Avot Your Vision Graphic Organizer

Posted June 4, 2020 by mwasherstein in category Grade 7 - Mr. Washerstein

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