Eighth Graders Dive into Hebrew Podcasts
Merav Ruthman, 8th Grade Jewish Studies Teacher
Eighth graders, Kita ח, in Ms. Ruthman’s class, will begin their exploration of the art of ‘Hebrew School’ style podcast shows. Students will research current podcasts designed to teach from basic Hebrew letters and numbers to the necessary vocabulary needed to get around in their upcoming Tiyul.
Podcasts themes to explore will include:
  • Pop culture and social media
  • History
  • Famous landmarks
  • Jewish Food in the US
  • Stories of everyday heroes
Learners may venture outside the topics above based on their interests, including hobbies and interviewing “professional students” in the field. Students will be writing and simulating these shows and partnering with The Innovation Lab to record our own group podcast shows. At the same time, polishing some interviews and public speaking skills!
Eighth graders will then present their podcasts to Lower School students giving them the opportunity to demonstrate their learning adventures and to be an active role model in the Bernard Zell community.

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