Repairing the World (Private-Religious)
This unit teaches students the responsibility of every individual to actively strive to make the world a better place, a concept known in Judaism as tikkun olam. Students examine ways in which people use their talents and skills to help others, both in and outside the classroom: Being nice to one another and using speech in a positive way.
This lesson will introduce the concept of tikkun olam to the students and teach of its importance. It will show them that everyone has the ability to do tikkun olam, and that it can be accomplished in a variety of ways.
This lesson emphasizes the importance of "V’ahavta Lereacha Kamocha – Love Your Friend as Yourself." Students will learn the importance of helping others and will have the opportunity to have firsthand experience in this aspect of tikkun olam.
This lesson highlights the importance of monitoring speech. Students develop an understanding of the positive and negative effects of speech and are encouraged to use speech only for good.