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Introduction

Part 1 (Fall)

Part 2 (Winter)

Part 3 (Spring)

Online dictionary

Hebrew@stanford

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Hebrew blog

Hebrew @stanford

Google Calendar

 

Fall Quarter 2010

 

Topic

Multimedia and Links

Homework

Activities

Tue, Sep 21

Introduction

Reading: Yehuda Amichai article

Review ways to say “to say”

Adjective list

 

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  • Re-read  Yehuda Amichai’s article and complete the handouts.

 

  • Write an essay about yourself.  (Due Sep 28)- The essay must be at least three paragraphs long. There must be use of connecting words, adjectives, and time expressions.
  • Watch Asfur episodes 2-3

Meet and Greet: tell the class who you are and what you did over the summer.
Song: Ani
Watch Clip of Asfur

Grammar

Read Yehuda Amichai’s article about remembering and forgetting. (Ha’aretz 1996)

Thurs, Sep 23

Reading: “Oy Elohim” by Anat Gov

Connectors

Review verbal system

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Milot kishoor:
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  • Read “Oy Elohim”  
  • Watch Asfur

 

  • Write a blog about the episodes you watched. What happened? What did you like? What did you learn? Elaborate.

Reading: “Oy Elohim”

Grammar

Student’s choice: 5 minutes clip of Asfur

Tue, Sep 28

Reading: “Oy Elohim” by Anat Gov

Review- passive forms in Hebrew

 

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  • Read through p. 11, and write in a few sentences on the main idea
  • Review Vocabulary- “to say” and adjective list

 

  • Watch Asfur

Reading: “Oy Elohim”

Grammar

watching a clip "If God would have wanted"

Thu, Sep 30

Reading: “Oy Elohim” by Anat Gov

Review- passive forms in

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  • Read through p. 21
  • Pick one page of dialogue that you particularly enjoyed and re-write it in different words.
  • Watch Asfur

Reading: “Oy Elohim”

Grammar

Discussion- The use of biblical phrases in colloquial Hebrew.

Tue, Oct 5

Reading: “Oy Elohim” by Anat Gov

Prepositions- singular

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  • Read through p. 33

 

  • Write an article in Wikipedia about Stanford University in Hebrew. One paragraph long. You can edit and/or change the existing article.
  • Watch Asfur

 

  • Study for Quiz 1: “to say” vocabulary lists and adjectives

 

Reading: “Oy Elohim”

Grammar

In pairs- vocabulary review and Wiki workshop.

Thurs, Oct 7

Reading: “Oy Elohim” by Anat Gov

Prepositions- plural

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  • Read through p. 40
  • Begin writing your own Wikipedia article about a topic that you feel strongly about. Start thinking about articles you would like to use, etc. The article must be one paragraph long.
  • Watch Asfur

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Grammar- Practice prepositions in the plural form

Student’s choice: 5 minutes of Asfur

Discussion: your expectations. What are your goals for learning Hebrew?

Tue, Oct 12

Reading: “Oy Elohim” by Anat Gov

Review ‘To say’- vocabulary list

Possessive nouns- singular

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  • Finish reading “Oy Elohim”

 

  • Watch Asfur
  • Write one page dialogue with God about a topic you choose. Use as many prepositions as you can. Be prepared to peer edit and then present to the class.

Reading: “Oy Elohim”

Grammar

Discussion: The vast use of biblical phrases in modern Hebrew, based on the reading “Oy Elohim”.

Discussion: The use of slang in Asfur and in modern Hebrew in comparison to the use of slang in English.

Thurs, Oct 14

Reading: “Esther lo gara kan yoter” (Ha’aretz)

Possessive nouns- plural

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  • Read the article and

 

  • Complete p.10-12
  • Write a summary of one article for your Wiki project.

 

  • Watch Asfur

 

Reading: “Esther lo gara kan yoter”

Grammar

Culture: “His Parents” by Yonatan Geffen. Compare to other families in different cultures. Share personal stories of embarrassing things your parents did to you.

Tue, Oct 19

Reading: “Lechol Ish Yesh Shem” and “Akara”

Guest Speaker: Creative Writing with Maya Arad

Review- Construct chain

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  • Complete p. 12

 

  • Watch Asfurs
  • Write summaries of your articles for you Wiki project. Your Wiki page should be up by Nov. 4

 

Reading: “Lechol Ish Yesh shem” and “Akara”

 Song: “Lechol Ish Yesh Shem”

Grammar

Guest Speaker Maya Arad

Thurs, Oct 21

Reading: “Al Shinui Hashem”

Direct and Indirect speech, and  review   of ‘to say’ list

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  • Complete p.14

 

  • Watch Asfur
  • Pick a part of Asfur that you watched and turn their dialogue into indirect speech.

 

  • Study for Quiz

Reading: “Al Shinui HaShem”

Grammar

Discussion about Names. How are names given in American vs. Israel.

In Pairs: If I could change my name to a Hebrew name- what would I choose and why.

Tues, Oct 26

Reading: “Eize Shem na’anik lamedina she’baderech”
Whoever and Whatever

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  • Finish reading and Complete p.17

 

  • Write a Blog: Free topic. Your blog should be at least one paragraph long.
  • Watch Asfur

 

Quiz 2

Grammar

Auction activity with “Mi She/Ma She”- on the board, students will ask and gather items for an organization of their choice.

Discussion: Evaluate your own development in Hebrew

Thurs, Oct 28

Reading: “Akar Bait” Anat Gov

Time Expressions

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  • Read through page 12. Choose a Hebrew phrase that you feel would be the most useful for you.

 

  • Respond to a classmate’s blog
  • Watch Asfur

Reading: Akar Bait

Grammar

Song: Shirat HaSticker- Hadag Nachash

Tue, Nov 2

Reading: “Akar Bait” Anat Gov

Relative clauses

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  • Read to page 24

 

  • Write the final draft of your Wiki article. Post it and prepare to present it in class.
  • Watch Asfur- List three to five slang words/expressions that are used in the show

Reading: Akar Bait

Grammar

Song: Shir Hamisparim- Hadag Nachash

Thurs, Nov 4

Reading: “Akar Bait” Anat Gov

Relative clauses

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  • Read to page 34

 

  • Write a blog: write a literary critique of your favorite book. Include a short summary, main points in the plot, short introduction of characters, etc. What is it about the book that you like? Why do you recommend it for others?
  • Watch Asfur

Reading: Akar Bait

Wikipedia Presentations

Grammar

Tues, Nov 9

Reading: “Akar Bait” Anat Gov

Conditional- realistic

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  • Read to page 50

 

  • Watch Asfur.
  • Study for Quiz

Reading: Akar Bait

Grammar

Discussion: characters of Asfur. Their different backgrounds and the characterization implemented in the show.

Thurs, Nov 11

Reading: “Akar Bait” Anat Gov

Conditional- unrealistic

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  • Read to page 62

 

  • Watch Asfur- write a paragraph about your favorite character.
  • Write a blog: Write your own critique of the show. Would you recommend Asfur to a friend? What is good about the show? What is less successful?

 

Quiz 3
Reading: Akar Bait

Grammar

In pairs- go crazy with unrealistic conditional clauses. On the board, each partner writes one part of the conditional clause. One begins, the other person completes, and then switch.

Tue, Nov 16

Reading: “Akar Bait” Anat Gov

Comparison and contradictory phrases

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  • Read to page 70

 

  • Watch Asfur
  • Begin working on your final presentation. It will be an elaboration of the Wiki article you chose to post. You are required to read 4 articles. The presentation must be 12 minutes long and will be turned in with a 5 page essay. In the essay your sentences must be long, with connecting words, adjectives, relative clauses, construct changes, etc.

Reading: Akar Bait

Grammar

Song: “HaShir Al Tuki Yossi”

Thurs, Nov 18

 

 

Lamrot and Af-al-pi-she

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  • Finish reading “Akar Bait”. Pick a character and write an analysis of this character. Paper should be at least a page and a half.

 

  • Continue working on presentation
  • Watch Asfur

Reading: Akar Bait

Grammar

Tue, Nov 23

Thanksgiving Break

Thurs, Nov 25

Review Week

 

 

Review

 

Final Presentation