The Yahadus curriculum was created to give a strong overview of the entire Torah, using the Mitzvos as a framework. It includes a great amount of general Jewish information and can thus be used in place of, or as a complement to, a school’s existing Yahadus or Yedios Klaliyos curriculum. After one completes this curriculum, one will have some level of familiarity with every Mitzvah in Torah, plus a great portion of the many subjects discussed in the Torah. Since the wisdom in Torah is endless, careful thought went into selecting what information to include due to the reality of lesson time-constraints.
There are two categories of information in the Student Textbook:
The main body information, including basic facts, laws and reasons for the Mitzvos in the unit, as well as its life applications and other areas of Jewish life which are connected to it.
Optional information, which can be used or omitted according to each teacher’s discretion. This includes all the information that is placed in a separate sidebar or frame:
Selected Halachos of the Mitzvah
Extend Your Knowledge: A deeper look at a specific concept connected to the unit.
Our Sages Say: Sayings or insights from Chazal.
Did You Know: Interesting Torah facts related to the unit.
Pearls of Wisdom: Insights culled from a wide range of Rishonim and Achronim.
Stories: Short, insightful stories about a wide variety of our greats, connected with the unit.
Biographies: Very short biographical sketches of Gedolei Yisroel mentioned in the unit.
History: Small historical anecdotes relating to the unit topic.
Discovery: Tidbits of science or other general knowledge, carefully selected to highlight and complement the information in the unit.
Much thought and planning went into the design and layout of the curriculum. In standing with our mission and belief that our children deserves only the best Torah learning, the design surpasses the highest quality curricula in secular subjects. The researched layout and design has three main goals:
Visual appeal: to attract and retain the attention of children growing up in a world of vibrant color and image.
Clarity: separating the main information from what is secondary.
Color coding: to identify different types of information.