Hebrew

Course 1: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This course discusses the cultural climate in Israel and reasons why such a small country produces so many start-ups. It is designed to provide comprehensive additional exposure to intermediate Hebrew students and allow them to move to an Advanced-Low Proficiency level. The focus of this course is on content and task-based learning; that is, authentic materials, real-life communication tasks in digital and face-to-face contexts and linguistic experiences in the field of Israeli innovation.

The files for this course include a syllabus and a file that can be added directly to a course/learning management system. It was developed within Canvas, but has been successfully uploaded to D2L as well.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Canvas Course File (IMSCC)


Course 2: Gender and Identity in Israeli Culture

This course discusses profiles and perspectives of gender identity, current events and ethical issues related to gender in Israel. It examines the stories of men and women of different ethnic, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds, experiences of members of the LGBT community and relevant themes that appear in Israeli music and fiction. The course materials stem from a wide range of content sources and cover the skill sets of reading, writing, listening and speaking.

The course is designed to provide comprehensive additional exposure to intermediate Hebrew students and allow them to move to an advanced-low proficiency level. Its focus is on content and task-based learning; that is, authentic materials, real- life communication tasks in digital and face-to-face contexts and linguistic experiences in the field of gender and identity in Israel.

The files for this course include a syllabus and a file that can be added directly to a course/learning management system. It was developed within Canvas, but has been successfully uploaded to D2L as well.

Gender and Identity in Israeli Culture – Canvas Course File (IMSCC)


Course 3: Ethics, Religion, and Medicine

Unlike the United States, Israeli politics are intertwined with religion. This can be problematic when it comes into play with medical and ethical issues. This course deals with medical issues that have ethical questions in play and how all of this works in the Israeli religious state that is guided by religious parties and political coalitions.

The course investigates issues such as parenthood, organ donations, LGBTQ issues, and genetics and compares them to the situation in the United States. There are many moral and ethical issues that are guided by Judaism, rather than by science and social justice.

The file below is a combination syllabus and lesson plan document. (There is no pre-made course shell for this course.)


Course 4: Multiculturalism in Israel

The course focuses on various aspects of multiculturalism in Israel. It is designed to enable students to attain the ACTFL Advanced Low-Advanced Mid proficiency level in Hebrew. Students will be able to follow the main story of the clips, understand the underlying message and most supporting details across major time frames in descriptive informational texts, including texts about the following topics:

  1. Israel Defense Forces (IDF)
  2. Holocaust survivors
  3. Minorities in Israel including foreign workers
  4. The history of the conflict in Gaza

The file below is a combination syllabus and lesson plan document. (There is no pre-made course shell for this course.)


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