Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about the JAJC program and the Art of the High Holidays curriculum:

Q1 )Do you offer sample lesson plans for review by administrators and teachers?

Q2 )How are lessons developmentally appropriate?

Q3) Has anyone piloted these lessons, or tried some of them out for these age groups?

Q4) How many lessons are there in each unit? how much time is needed for each lesson?

Q5) What background information on the art is available for the teacher?

Q6) Are there different lesson plans specifically tailored for each grade, or is it the same lesson tweaked for developmental appropriateness?

Q7) Is this program available to use in each grade, each year?

Q8) When will the curriculum be ready for delivery?

Q9) How much does the DVD cost?

Q10) How can I order?

Q11) What support will you provide for this curriculum?

Q12) I'm having trouble finding the lesson plans on the DVD? Where are they located?

Responses

Q1) Do you offer sample lesson plans for review by administrators and teachers?

A1) Click here for a sample lesson plan from our website. Return to Top

Q2)  How are lessons developmentally appropriate? 

A2)    As far as being developmentally appropriate, these lesson plans were created by a curriculum specialist with expertise in K-4 grade. Return to Top

Q3) Has anyone piloted these lessons, or tried some of them out for these age groups?

 A3) We have field tested a plan with a Kindergarten group with strong success.We have also personally tested the IOU with classes, with equal success. Return to Top

Q4) How many lessons are there in each unit? how much time is needed for each lesson?

A4) There are two activities in each lesson plan. Each lesson runs about 25 minutes. Return to Top

Q5) What background information on the art is available for the teacher?

A5) There is a visual of each piece of art, accessible from the menu. A video guide, with information on each piece of art, is included in the DVD. Return to Top

Q6)  Are there different lesson plans speficially tailored for each grade, or is it the same lesson tweaked for developmental appropriateness?

A6) There is a Lesson Plan on each DVD for each grade from Kindergarten through Fourth Grade. Each was developed specifically for the age group by a professional curriculum writer. Return to Top

Q7)  Is this program available to use in each grade, each year?

A7) We plan to provide updated versions, as needed. We will also expand the program to Fifth Grade and higher, if there is sufficient demand. Return to Top

Q8)  When will the curriculum be ready for delivery?

A8) The DVD is completed and ready for shipping. Return to Top

Q9) How much does the DVD cost?

A9) The DVD program is $79. Return to Top

Q10) How can I order?

A10) You can order the DVD here or call us at 1-888-315-8671. Return to Top

Q11) What support will you provide for this curriculum?

A11) We plan to broadcast webinars for those who purchase the DVD, as well as provide a workshop at NewCAJE. Return to Top

Q12) I'm having trouble finding the lesson plans and video guide on the DVD? Where are they located?

A12) The lesson plans and the Teacher's Guide to the Video can be found using Windows Explorer. This is the folder that sits on the Taskbar at the bottom of your screen. Double-click on the folder and find the section labeled, "Computer." Double-click on the subitem corresponding to where your DVD is located (e.g., D:JAE High Holy Days). The window should show folders labeled, "PDF" and "Docx" and "Teacher's Guide_Film." These are the lesson plans in PDF format and Microsoft Word. There is a lesson plan for each grade from Kindergarten through Fourth Grade. The Docx files are editable for your personalization of the program, if you so desire. The video guide is in PDF format. It also includes the key points menu found on the video. Return to Top