- Posted by Tali Puterman
- On October 25, 2015
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In the last few classes, we have been exploring different perspectives and have been learning about people, places, and times that we are less familiar with. We have done this in a variety of ways such as watching a documentary, writing activities, engaging in discussions, reading from the Tanakh, and creating collages.
We watched the documentary, “Dancing in Jaffa,” to learn about some of the issues facing Jewish Israeli 5th graders and Arab Israeli 5th graders in Jaffa. We learned that everyone has their own histories and stories and we should treat new and different people with trust and respect, as opposed to fear and anger. Sometimes, we read about Israel in the news and we are not sure what to think or believe. We watched this movie to try to humanize some of the things we read, and to keep asking questions to start forming our own opinions.
We also learned that the ancient Israelites did not see the world in the same ways we see it today. We learned more about their perspectives and re-read Genesis with this new point of view. We then created collages to depict how we see the creation of the world.
We also enjoyed some fun Hebrew Yoga!