judaic studies - Grade 6
In their later elementary years, students are able to look at bigger-picture issues and topics and engage in dialogue on a more mature level.
At this point, collaboration and class discussions become an integral part of our classroom dynamic and the delivery of our subject matters.
Look at the expanding list below to learn more about how our Judaic Studies themes are explored in Grade 6.
Students study pre-State Israel from the late 1800’s to modern day. This includes the beginning of the Zionist movement and the waves of immigration from Russia and Europe that populated pre-State Israel. Students have a solid foundation of the understanding of the long journey of our people to establish a Jewish homeland in the State of Israel.
Resource(s): A Young Person’s History of Israel
Students use their language skills in experiential settings while continuing to build confidence in Hebrew expression, including public speaking.
The focus of Torah is the study of the book of Number - Bamidbar. Students study from the original text with reference to various commentaries. Themes that are emphasized to connect students to the Torah include the concepts of identity and symbolism, challenges faced by a leader and the importance of community unity. Classroom discussions are an integral part of students’ connecting to the Torah.
Students continue to expand their T’fillah skills and repertoires. Students learn Shabbat Shacharit and the Torah service in preparation for their roles as prayer leaders. Students learn to read a Torah portion for their Shabbaton as an important educational experience.
Learning about the holidays is connected to the students focus on leadership and their role in the community. The themes explored include kindness, Tzedakah and being a role model to others.