By Aliza Genauer, Jewish History Teacher
In Jewish History class, the 11th and 12th graders have been exploring a new method to display their research on the Rise of Greece and Hellenism. Utilizing a rubric that encourages research, creativity, and visual appeal, the students created infographics. Infographics are visual representations of information using items such as pictures, graphic organizers, charts, and timelines, with the intention to present the information in a simple and clear way.
The purpose of this assignment was for the students to explore how everything they learn in class can be researched at a much deeper level. This is fitting with some of the goals of our Jewish History class, including creating a love of learning and a desire to be a lifelong learner.
Each student chose one topic that had been discussed in the unit, such as Alexander the Great. They researched the subject and then used a variety of templates and their technological skills to create these infographics. When completed, they shared them with their classmates, enhancing each student’s understanding of the unit.