42 Ways to Approach the 10 Days

Make the High Holidays meaningful for everyone. Use this diverse collection of activities to inspire learners in multiple ways as they enter into the New Year.

Dr. Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences suggests that learners approach content through a variety of modalities. Gardner asserts that the realization of different approaches to learning should empower learners to explore the world through multiple avenues. Use the following activities to celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur in a variety of ways.

This collection of activities includes classroom and home High Holiday ideas for every type of learner. Educators can use this collection to write unique lesson plans tailored to the specific learning demographics of their classrooms.

Additional High Holiday resources are available from JTeach.org here.

Over 40 unique High Holidays activities sorted into 9 intelligence types:

  • Logical/Mathematical
  • Verbal/Linguistic
  • Visual/Spatial
  • Musical/Rhythmic
  • Body/Kinesthetic
  • Naturalistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Intrapersonal
  • Existential





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