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Essays on Teaching

The AJS is pleased to offer the following essays that emerged from pedagogy sessions at our annual conferences. They offer hands-on teaching advice to instructors of Jewish Studies. If you have presented a pedagogy-related paper which you would like to share with other instructors, please get in touch with Ari Ariel (ari-ariel@uiowa.edu) or Shira Klein (sklein@chapman.edu).

From the 2014 annual conference:

From the 2013 annual conference:

From the 2012 annual conference:

From the 2011 annual conference:

From the 2010 annual conference:

From the 2009 annual conference:

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The Use of the Self in the Classroom
Conference: 2014
Session: The Use of the Self in the Classroom
Author: Phillip I. Ackerman-Lieberman


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Some Strategies for Teaching The Memoirs of Glückel of Hameln
Conference: 2014
Session: Teaching Glikl
Author: Judith Baskin


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Teaching with Social Media
Conference: 2014
Session: Teaching with Social Media
Author: Debra Caplan


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Flipping a Jewish Studies Classroom
Conference: 2014
Session: Flipping the Jewish Studies Classroom
Author: David Freidenreich




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Teaching Jewish Studies in the Framework of Latin American Studies: Questions of Mediality
Conference: 2014
Session: Teaching Jewish Studies in the Framework of Latin American Studies
Author: Naomi Lindstrom


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Vision and Voices of Israel: The WM Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education Israel Program
Conference: 2013
Session: Teaching Jewish Studies Through Student Travel
Author: Ofra Backenroth


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Teaching Comics
Conference: 2013
Session: Teaching with Media
Author: Samantha Baskind




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Expanding the Jewish Studies Classroom: Citizenship, Vulnerability, and the Trinity
Conference: 2013
Session: Attracting Students to the Jewish Studies Classroom: Reports from the Field
Author: Elias Sacks


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Jewish Immigration to Latin America at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century
Conference: 2012
Session: How to Integrate the Jewish Experience in Latin America into Jewish Studies Courses
Author: Adriana Huberman



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An Argentine-Jewish Novel in a Cross-Listed Course
Conference: 2012
Session: How to Integrate the Jewish Experience in Latin America into Jewish Studies Courses
Author: Naomi Lindstrom



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The House on Chelouche Street
Conference: 2011
Session: Sephardi/Mizrahi Pedagogy Roundtable
Author: Ari Ariel



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Teaching the History of Jewish Politics and Jewish Power
Conference: 2011
Session:
Modern Jewish Politics in the College Classroom
Author: Nancy Sinkoff



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Teaching Modern Jewish Art
Conference: 2010
Session:
Teaching with Media: Pedagogical Approaches to Including Materials from Popular Culture and the Arts in Jewish Studies
Author: Samantha Baskind



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Insiders and Outsiders in Jewish Studies
Conference: 2009
Session:
Teaching the Survey Course: The Pedagogy of Including Meaningful Jewish Subject Matter in Survey Courses Outside the Jewish Studies Department
Author: Hasia Diner



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History and Memory in Jewish Studies
Conference: 2009
Session:
Approaches to Teaching "Introduction to Jewish Studies"
Author: Bruce Rosenstock