My Family Story Debuts in North America
Following fourteen years of international and Israeli success, the My Family Story heritage project is now set to debut in North America. The International School for Jewish Peoplehood Studies at Beit Hatfutsot has developed a new English curriculum that will be piloted in a select number of schools across North America.
My Family Story is a sequenced, project based learning program that enables 6th-8th graders and their families to discover their family roots while exploring their own connections to the greater story of the Jewish people. My Family Story also allows schools and students to strengthen their association with peers in Israel and other parts of the world.
The project culminates with the creation of individual artistic presentations that reflect the family stories of the participants. Participating schools can display student projects in a school-wide exhibit, serving to strengthen community relations, and can submit projects to the international competition and exhibit. Winning submissions and schools will be eligible for special prizes as well as the opportunity to travel to Israel to participate in an extraordinary awards ceremony at Beit Hatfutsot in Tel Aviv.
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Catriella Freedman, the Coordinator for Curriculum and Project Development at the ISJPS, is coordinating the My Family Story project for North America. She can be reached at email@example.com