Bar Mitzvah Badge
“At 13 you are a man! The Bar Mitzvah ceremony shows us that”
- Do you agree? Give reasons for your opinion.
- Give reasons why someone might disagree with you
To get the Bar Mizvah Badge, you need;
- A clear sentence stating whether they agree or disagree with the statement provided
- A clear sentence stating why some people might disagree with their point of view
- Up to 4 good clear paragraphs (2 for /2 against)
- Good use of subject specific vocabulary (Key words,)
- Detailed evidence that class work has been revised
- At least three clear points providing a good understanding of Judaism
- Good evidence of independent study
- providing a good awareness of the personal importance it may have for a young Jewish boy
- Clear reflection on alternative religious or non-religious viewpoints (e.g. What else may be of equal importance for a young boy? Are you really considered a man at 13)
e.g. Here is a paragraph that uses the ‘PEEL’ structure.
- P -Point
- E -Evidence
- E -Explanation
- L -Link back to question
P – Point: I agree with the statement “At 13 you are a man! The Bar Mitzvah ceremony shows us that”.
E – Evidence The evidence for this point is the way that Jews celebrate their Bar Mitzvahs. .
E- Explanation A boy’s Bar Mitzvah is the most important ceremony of his young life. It marks the first time he can read the Torah and be counted as a man in the Synagogue. He will read the Torah scroll on the first Shabbat after his 13th birthday. After he has completed his reading (which is hard to do because it is read in Hebrew, an ancient language) he is considered a man.
L – Link This shows why I agree with the statement “At 13 you are a man! The Bar Mitzvah ceremony shows us that’, at 13 you are a man in the Synagogue.