Raising the Bar: Learning Chumash Content

This article is a part of a series. Click here for part one and part two. In this post we will explore the second section of the Zekelman Standards for Chumash relating to the knowledge of Chumash content. Students are expected to retain knowledge of people, places, events and narratives, select quotations, terms and concepts and the Mitzvos explicitly written or…

Raising the Bar: Fostering Respect

This article is a part of a series. Click here for part one. In this and future articles, I hope to be able to take you, the parent body and educators alike, through a tour of the Zekelman Standards for Chumash that is currently being implemented in many elementary and high school classrooms. The Zekelman Standards for Chumash is divided…

Raising the Bar: What Are The Standards?

Introduction to Standards: The word curriculum means different things to different people. But one thing remains constant: curriculum changes dictated by governments around the world are ongoing. In the general studies arena, both the American and Australian governments, and indeed governments around the world, are constantly working to improve upon their educational mandates. Various initiatives and programs over the years…