Living the Legacy Virtual Press Kit
Living the Legacy (LTL) is a social justice education project by the Jewish Women's Archive that uses historical and traditional Jewish sources to explore the roles of Jewish men and women in the Civil Rights and Labor Movements. Twenty-four lessons featuring art projects, text study, and role-playing activities draw from more than 150 photographs, letters, and other primary source documents to provide new entry points to Jewish identification for young Jews interested in Social Justice.
This press kit has everything you need to share the Living the Legacy project with colleagues, friends, media, and others in your community. Read more about LTL or email JWA's Education staff for more information.
View the trailer for Living the Legacy. Share the video with friends, send the link to your school listserve, or post it to your Facebook wall.
Download and print our 2-sided LTL brochure. Send it to a colleague, bring it in to your child's teacher, or put it in educators' school mailboxes.
Download and print an 8.5x11-inch flyer to post in your staff room, circulate at professional development, or give out to friends and colleagues.
Share your enthusiasm about Living the Legacy on your social networks. We've created some sample tweets and posts so that you don't even have to find the link or count the characters!
Blogs, Websites, E-newsletters, and Email Lists
Are you the editor of an education blog, a member of an education forum, or the moderator of a listserv? Cut and paste the html code in the box below into your plain text editor to share LTL with your community. All of the formatting and linking is already done for you! If you are looking for a blurb specific to a theme, topic, or lesson, contact us, and we will help provide you with appropriate text.
Are you the editor of your synagogue newsletter or school announcements? Cut and paste the text below into your word processing program to share LTL with your community. If you are looking for a blurb specific to a theme, topic, or lesson, contact us, and we will help provide you with appropriate text.
Unlock new stories of Jewish values and Jewish history with Living the Legacy (LTL): A Jewish Social Justice Education Project from the Jewish Women's Archive. Exploring the role of Jewish women and men in the American Civil Rights and Labor Movements, the 24 lessons that comprise LTL include art projects, traditional Jewish text studies, role-playing opportunities, and more. Young Jews interested in social justice will uncover new entry points to Jewish identification and explore their own roles in creating a more just world. Watch the trailer online at jwa.org/livingthelegacy.
LTL is free and accessible online to anyone with an internet connection. Designed for use in both formal and informal settings with students in grades 8-12, it is easily adapted for adults and younger ages. The Jewish Women's Archive has created suggested lesson groupings to help educators easily find lessons relevant to the ages and topics they teach. In addition, JWA provides educators with tools for effectively teaching Jewish history and values through primary source study.
The stories and documents in Living the Legacy are sure to bring insight and excitement into high school programs, youth groups, and adult education. Find your link in the chain of history with Living the Legacy today! Visit jwa.org/livingthelegacy.
Photos from the curriculum, the JWA logo, and some photos of the curriculum in action are available on the JWA Flickr page. Please reuse with respect to the rights information and citations provided.
How to cite this page
Jewish Women's Archive. "Living the Legacy Virtual Press Kit." (Viewed on July 25, 2014) <http://jwa.org/teach/livingthelegacy/presskit>.