We have begun discussing and analyzing Ch.1 of Pirkei Avot. We will continue to break down this text as our cohort works on developing coherent interpretations and supporting their ideas. Students are being asked to review the 18 verses and select the two verses that they feel are most important. This activity requires students to synthesize information and create personal connections with historic Jewish texts.
Step 1: Each student will read Pirkei Avot Chapter 1 individually
Step 2: Decide which two verses (lessons) you believe are most important
Step 3: Write two paragraphs (one per verse) explaining their importance and the lesson that you learned from contemplating these texts
- What does the text say?
- Why is this text important?
- What lesson can we learn from this text?
Step 4: Share your Google Doc with Mr. Wash
Due: Tuesday, May 2nd