The Limudei Code-Esh project integrates coding, robotics and computational thinking with Judaic Studies.

Collaborating with Jewish educators representing different denominations in the Greater Boston area, the DevTech Research Group at Tufts University developed six free curricula units for Jewish holidays (SukkotChanukkahTu B’shevatPurimPesachYom Ha’atzmaut) for children in kindergarten – third grade using either the ScratchJr or KIBO platform. The curricula units can be found below, organized by type of platform being used and difficulty level.

Each curriculum encourages students to express their thoughts, ideas, and learning through coding activities that explore each holiday’s concepts and rituals. Each curriculum unit is designed for a total of 20 hours, but they can be adapted and used in any formal or informal learning settings around the world.

To provide guidance in implementation of the curricula units, we’ve recorded a webinar for your viewing.

The project is generously funded by the The David Lear Sulman Computing, Science, and Engineering Fund for Jewish Day Schools.

If you have any questions, please reach out to marina.bers@tufts.edu.

SCRATCHJR PLATFORM

Beginner

Intermediate

Advanced

KIBO PLATFORM

Beginner

Intermediate

Advanced