Unit I. Through a Jewish Lens
This unit introduces the essential tools and methods of The Jewish Lens curriculum. Throughout the remainder of the program, students will be exploring Jewish values and community by studying and taking pictures. So we recommend beginning your course with activities that get students comfortable looking at photographs and looking at their world through a camera lens. This will help create a foundation for everything they do later on. As a hands-on, student-centered activity, camera-work is also motivational. It will get students excited about the project.
In this unit, students also examine the relationship between image and text as they discover what it means to look through a “Jewish lens.”
Students see how text can illustrate a photograph and how photographs can illustrate a text. First, they observe a photograph and select a traditional text that resonates with the image. Then they take their own photographs that...