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Living the Legacy: a student perspective

As the word spreads about Living the Legacy, JWA's new social justice curriculum about Jews and the Civil Rights Movement, it's exciting and gratifying to read testimonials from educators and other interested parties. It's a rare honor, however, to receive a review from a student. Dina Lamdany is a senior at a Jewish day school in Washington D.C. She blogs about Jewish feminism at fromtherib? and is a regular contributor to Jewesses with Attitude. Living the Legacy is designed for grades 8-12, and since Dina is within that range, her reaction to the curriculum is both helpful and gratifying.

This is an excerpt from her piece. (It is also my favorite part!)

I guess what I like best about “Living the Legacy” is that even after attending a Jewish school for 13 years, I’ve never really spent time studying specifically Jewish and black relations, so this is a topic that I can honestly say I’d be interested in learning about. Which I think is a good sign, seeing as the curriculum is aimed at students in grades 8-12. Overall, I’d say that “Living the Legacy” is definitely worth exploring, even if you’re not an educator or student, because of the vast quantity of primary and secondary sources it has on file and the thought-provoking questions it raises. And, of course, the fact that it brings up a lot of female figures who are sometimes overlooked in other curricula.

Read the original piece at fromtherib?

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How to cite this page

Berkenwald, Leah. "Living the Legacy: a student perspective." 15 November 2010. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on May 22, 2017) <https://jwa.org/blog/living-the-legacy-a-student-perspective>.

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