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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.