Understanding social issues through the lens of Jewish history - 6th Grade class with David Dahari

Understanding social issues through the lens of Jewish history

6th Grade with David Dahari

dbdjet@yahoo.com

 

Hello sixth grade families! Our goal this year is to have deep discussions about the issues that concern us as Jewish, American pre-teens through the lens of Jewish history (with an emphasis on modern Jewish history).  There are many parallels between contemporary social issues and the issues that shaped Israel and modern Jewish culture. My goal is to take time to listen to our students and assemble a list of issues of concern to them and to build a curriculum that allows us to reflect on these issues as well as their historical Jewish parallels.  Students will not only learn about Jewish history but also identify with the voices of the past that have dealt with these issues before (in similar and different ways).

Social Issues We May discuss

Safety & Security/Bullying

Equality between men and women

The importance of a good education

Protecting the environment

Religious Conflict External (wars/terrorism)

Religious Conflict Internal (being Jewish in America today)

Food & Water Security

Poverty

Immigration/refugees

An effective government

Separation of Church and State

 

-David Dahari