THE JEWISH HIGH HOLY DAYS are a 10-day period of prayer and penitence beginning with Rosh Hashanah, the Day of Awe, the Jewish New Year, and ending with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. During this sacred time of reflection and repentance, Jews around the world attend special services, gather with friends and families for ritual meals, and observe a day of fasting.
Cultures all over the world celebrate a similar holiday, a kind of reflection and renewal. These beautiful pictures share enlightening customs from new year celebrations all over the world:
Holla for some Challah! Even this website looks passed down from grandma, but we all know the best recipes are the classics. Check out this simple recipe for Challah bread, and learn how to pronounce it, too.
MEDIA LITERACY is foundational to learning – learners must be able to assess what they are consuming. Tessa Jolls – our gracious partner and the leader of the Center for Media Literacy – shared her thoughts on how to define media literacy, its place in learning today, and a simple framework for deconstructing and constructing media.
THINKALONG is looking for educators like YOU to help us improve our web-based learning service! Watch a short video and take a brief survey for a chance to win one of 50 “Crit Kits” – stuffed with stuff to help your learners practice media literacy and critical thinking skills. But honestly, the over-ear headphones, backpack, and pint glass are the real prize.