Intended Audience

Sammy and Arlen

The curriculum was developed to provide educators and parents with easy to use tools for children ages three to eighteen. Sections are divided into the following age categories: three- to four-year-olds; five- to eight-year-olds; nine- to thirteen-year-olds; and fourteen- to eighteen-year-olds.

Who should use the curriculum:

  1. Jewish Educators
    This curriculum is primarily designed for educators in Jewish institutions, such as supplemental Hebrew schools, day schools, youth groups, camps, and synagogues.Educators have different amounts of time allocated for education on Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, so this curriculum is designed for maximum flexibility, giving educators a full view of what they can potentially teach but also suggesting modules of six lessons each so that they can make use of the curriculum in more limited ways.
  2. Jewish Parents
    Parents play a vital role in their children’s learning and have valuable perspectives to share. They can supplement their children’s learning at a congregation, youth group, or summer camp with resources from this curriculum, or they can ask these institutions to incorporate elements from this curriculum into their educational programs. Parents who are not connected to a Jewish institution can use this curriculum to guide their children’s learning themselves.
  3. Educators in Other Religious Communities and Secular Settings    
    This curriculum is primarily written for a Jewish audience, and it speaks to issues that are relevant to the Jewish community.  Educators in other religious communities, as well as educators in secular settings such as public and private schools, may benefit from adapting it for their own purposes, with the understanding that the original intention of the curriculum is to help Jewish communities engage with these issues.