Multiple Ways to Reach the Mountain


Make Shavuot a celebration for everyone!  Choose from among the multiple possibilities in this collection of activities related to seeing, hearing, tasting, speaking, moving, and more.

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 these 29 activities to celebrate Shavuot in a variety of ways.

Utilizing Dr. Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences, this list includes classroom and home Shavuot ideas for every type of learner. Educators can use this list to write unique lesson plans tailored to the specific learning demographics of their classrooms.

Additional Shavuot resources are available from here.

Over 30 unique Shavuot activities sorted into 9 intelligence types:

  • Logical/mathematical
  • Verbal/linguistic
  • Visual/spatial
  • Musical/rhythmic
  • Body/kinesthetic
  • Naturalistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Intrapersonal
  • Existential

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