The fourth and fifth graders have been learning about Jewish history through the lense of geography. We have enjoyed 4 classes so far, and the enthusiasm and energy of this group makes each class full of surprises.
Each session begins with a general geography review. Using a giant world map, we are focusing not only on locations that are central to what we are discussing each week, but also their relative locations, and basic map concepts. This warm-up allows the students to review what they have learned the previous week, and scaffold upon that foundation.