K-12 Instructional Materials
The Holocaust Explained
Created by the Wiener Holocaust Library in London, “This website has been created to help learners understand the essential facts of the Holocaust, its causes and its consequences. Designed with the British school curriculum in mind, our content is organised across nine clearly defined and easy-to-navigate topic areas.”
Jewish Educator Portal
Part of the Jewish Educational Project, this site provides access to instructional resources for those teaching Jewish subjects in pre-school to high school.
“This site contains lesson plans and discussion topics, accompanied by worksheets and review charts ready for printing. The lessons are intended for Yeshiva High Schools although the material can be adapted for other grades, college courses, and adult education.”
Dayton Holocaust Resource Center
“The Dayton Holocaust Resource Center is responsible for storing, maintaining, purchasing, and disseminating Holocaust educational materials for teachers and researchers in the greater Dayton area.” In addition to information about the center and its work, there are teachers guide for teaching about the Shoah.
Subtitled "The Jewish Chidrens Network," this traditional site has sections on the weekly parsha, Israel, the alphabet, a Hebrew phrase of the day, Torah heroes, Jewish holidays, and coloring pages.
Association of Jewish Libraries Values Finder
The purpose of this searchable database is to identify the Jewish values found in books written for Jewish children and teens in English or in translation. The Valuesfinder is a selective guide; not every book of Jewish content is included.
Bible Quiz Database
Created by Jacob Richman, this database contains questions about each parasha of the Torah. You can take timed quizzes and print the list of questions and answers.
Chidon HaTanach Bible Contest
The site offers preparation advice and guides for the international Chidon Hatanch. Material is searchable by keyword and browsable by book of the Bible.
This site was created by the Torah Umesorah educational organization and consists of a free searchable online database of teacher-created learning materials and curricula. Free registration will allow you to create a profile so other educators can find and contact you and participate in discussion groups on various educational topics. The school rooms have tips, projects, and materials targeted to suit your area of instruction. You can also download parashat hashavuah pages and screensavers. This is an excellent starting point if you are looking for K-12 educational materials from a very traditional viewpoint.
Designed by Rabbi Yehuda Eisenberg for teachers of Jewish Studies in Israeli religious schools, this Hebrew language collection of links to a broad variety of topics in Judaica is an excellent portal. Topics covered include Torah, Talmud, Literature, Citizenship, Jewish History, The Land of Israel, Responsa, Journals, Jewish Thought, Shabbat and Holidays, Jewish Family, Prayer, Bibliographies, Multimedia, Medicine and Jewish Law, Moral Dilemmas, Holocaust, Art, Humor.
Educational Materials from Yad Vashem
“The International School for Holocaust Studies produces educational materials for a variety of target populations and educational organizations in Israel and abroad.“
Instructional Resources from Amal
This Hebrew language site from The Amal Educational Network of secondary schools in Israel provides access to educational materials relating to the Bible, Jewish and Israeli history, and Judaism and democracy.
International Bible Contest
The site offers preparation advice and guides for the international Chidon Hatanch. There are a set of useful links and a syllabus you can download.
Hebrew language site that provide access to the full text of the textbooks used in Israeli schools. There are sections of the site that requirement payment, but most of the texts are free. You can browse by subject area.
JELED: Jewish European Learning Experience Dot.Net
Instructional materials in Finnish, German and Dutch to meet o meet the needs of these communities for curricular materials, ideas and opportunities of interaction in their national languages.
Jewish Education and Entertainment
Jacob Richman provides a good collection of Flash games for learning Israeli geography, doing word searches and match games, and a coloring book. He also has several collections including a trivia database, a Jewish wisdom database, and a Jewish clip art database. Finally, he has included a Hebrew songbook and a Hebrew sign maker.
Jewish Educational Leadership
Articles designed with the intention of providing a good balance between theory and practice in the world of Jewish Education from the Lookstein Center.
Jewish History Timeline
This site in English and Hebrew provides a “graphic and interactive one-page summary of Jewish history and heritage. Every entry on the timeline is a hot-spot that links to further reading.” There is also a listing of Jewish demographic history.
Jewish Holiday Material for Teachers
Instructional material from the Jewish Agency for the Jewish holidays for teachers arranged by their order in the calendar year.
Jewish Portal of Teacher Education
Created by the Mofet Institute, this site serves as a clearinghouse for materials on all aspects of Jewish formal and informal education and teacher education. You can browse by topic or search using an advanced searching interface.
Jewish Trivia Quizzes
Created by Jacob Richman, this site allows you to create Jewish trivia quizzes that you can tailor to a given age, topic, number of questions and time.
Jewish Virtual Library
This project of the American-Israel Cooperative Enterprise provides encyclopedia-like articles on Jewish topics arranged in more than 35 subject areas. Articles are succinct, authoritative, and often include bibliographies. There are also links to sections describing the economic relationship between Israel and various U.S. states and links to the full text of the agencys publications as well as a Virtual Israel Experience tour. This is a well designed, comprehensive site that serves as an online Jewish encyclopedia. It should be a first stop for students researching any Jewish topic.
JNF's Educational Site
Sections for students, teachers and parents on this site from the Jewish National Fund.
“Learn Israel is a resource for teachers and librarians to promote fair and balanced information about Israel.” The site allows you to “download lesson plans that meet California and national standards for a variety of subjects, select books, films and CD's which we donate to your public or school library as long as they are catalogued, schedule speaker programs, and contact us for support or with your questions.”
Learning with the National Library of Israel
Resource packs and lesson plans using primary source materials in the National Library of Israel.
Midei Hodesh Behodsho
Journal for Jewish educators, publishing articles on Jewish Holidays and important Jewish persons. Includes bibliographies, references to multi-media materials and relevant websites.
Rich collection of resources for the study of Tanach, created by a consortium of educational groups in Israel. This searchable, Hebrew language site includes notes to each book of the Bible, timelines, links to maps, a glossary, historical material and pictures.
Navat Educational Library from Snunit
Designed by the Israeli Ministry of Education, Navat is a searchable, annotated directory of educational web sites arranged in a Yahoo style format. Of particular interest to the Jewish educator is the section on Israel and Jewish studies. Sites are rated according to grade level, suitability for instructional use, and form. If you read Hebrew, this is an excellent starting point for locating instructional Jewish sites.
Resources on Jewish Values
From Areyvut, an organization devoted to promoting chesed projects among teens, comes this collection of resources and ideas for teaching Jewish values.
Hebrew language articles on Bible and Bible teaching, Oral Law and Halacha, Jewish education, and Jewish philosophy. Includes book reviews.
Smart Board Jewish Educational Database
This SJED portal contains a database of SMART Board lessons submitted by educators throughout the world. You may download lessons through a search or by browsing the various lesson subjects and topics. You may also submit a lesson, after filling out the appropriate form; each lesson will be reviewed and then posted.
Tanach Study Center
Created by Menachem Leibtag, this site provides lessons on Chumash and Navi. There are ongoing shiurim, archives of older classes and student resource material.
Virtual Library of Israeli Educational Television
This Hebrew language site has resources for educational subjects arranged by topic. The site is browsable by topic and can be searched by keyword. There is access to an atlas of Israel and an historical atlas as well.
Zerach Educational Materials
Describing itself as "the largest importers of Israeli educational materials in North America," this site offers an online store that is searchable by keyword and subject.