May 12

Final Project

Each student will choose one of the following topics:

  1. Story of Israeli Ethiopian Soldier
  2. Women of Israel
  3. The secret religion of the Druze  (Israel)
  4. Technology – Startup Israel
  5. The Kibbutz
  6. Military – Unconventional War Strategies of Israel and Special Ops
  7. Food and Israel  (you can incorporate the Hummus Movie)
  8. Music and Israel (Techno, etc.)
  9. Russian and Ethiopian Jewry – coming to Israel
  10. The Hatikvah
  11. Sustainable Nation –  How Israel is dealing with the environmental crisis

Presentation/Report Options:

  1. 3 page report including examples, and sources
  2. 5 minute oral or recorded presentation
  3. Open to other options

Due Sunday, May 24, 2020, Presentations begin Tuesday, May 26

RUBRIC

 

May 12

When you think of Israel…Hummus The Movie

Hummus! The Movie
Secret recipes, a Guinness World Record and the power of Hummus to bring Muslims, Christians and Jews together… in the Middle East, America and around the world.
Beyond the mystique and competition, beyond arguments over who makes the best Hummus and even beyond religious and political divides, Hummus! The Movie showcases the personal stories of the colorful men and women who simply live their lives and love their Hummus.

Background and Goals
Hummus! The Movie features three Israeli characters: an ever-smiling Jew, a hard-working Muslim woman, and a young Christian Arab on a restless quest for meaning. Despite their historical and cultural differences, they all have one thing in common: a passionate love of hummus (don’t we all?!). Through viewing this film we will create a profound moment of understanding of this element of Israeli culture, which transcends the food itself, among Jewish students across the diaspora.

● Deepen students’ connection to Israel through film and activities
● Pique students’ curiosity about Israeli culture
● Educate students about Israel’s culture, society and demography through a mature, nuanced
lens
● Provoke student inquiry and dialogue about topics surrounding Israel
● Show the power of food – hummus in particular – and how it can be used to either unite or
divide people
● Build Jewish unity by connecting students to peers across the world

DURING THE FILM, PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM.
https://forms.gle/5C8wffcuVxqaBLWg8
DUE: Tuesday, May 12, before class

(If you do not think you will be able to finish watching the movie by May 11, please let me know so we can make other arrangements.)

The movie is in Hebrew with modern English Subtitles.  If reading subtitles is challenging, please let me know and we will figure out a better option for you.  Make sure you let me know by the end of class, Tuesday, May 5

May 5 Watch the first 30 Minutes

May 6 Watch the next 40 Minutes

May 7 Watch the final 40 Minutes

May 5

Grade 8: Holocaust Test (Monday, May 25nd, 2020)

This week we wrapped up our Holocaust unit. As a class, we decided that we will be taking an online assessment using Google Forms on Monday, May 25th. This assessment will be a mixture of multiple choice questions, matching, definitions, and short answers. Students should begin to review their notes daily.

If anyone is missing notes, our entire Google Slides notes presentation can be found here: Holocaust Notes Presentation

 

Students can begin to prepare for their assessment by making a copy and completing the study guide below:

Holocaust Test Study Guide

 

Click the link below to access a review Kahoot:

Holocaust Review Kahoot

May 4

When you think of Israel…HUMMUS THE MOVIE –

Hummus! The Movie
Secret recipes, a Guinness World Record and the power of Hummus to bring Muslims, Christians and Jews together… in the Middle East, America and around the world.
Beyond the mystique and competition, beyond arguments over who makes the best Hummus and even beyond religious and political divides, Hummus! The Movie showcases the personal stories of the colorful men and women who simply live their lives and love their Hummus.

Background and Goals
Hummus! The Movie features three Israeli characters: an ever-smiling Jew, a hard-working Muslim woman, and a young Christian Arab on a restless quest for meaning. Despite their historical and cultural differences, they all have one thing in common: a passionate love of hummus (don’t we all?!). Through viewing this film we will create a profound moment of understanding of this element of Israeli culture, which transcends the food itself, among Jewish students across the diaspora.

● Deepen students’ connection to Israel through film and activities
● Pique students’ curiosity about Israeli culture
● Educate students about Israel’s culture, society and demography through a mature, nuanced
lens
● Provoke student inquiry and dialogue about topics surrounding Israel
● Show the power of food – hummus in particular – and how it can be used to either unite or
divide people
● Build Jewish unity by connecting students to peers across the world

DURING THE FILM, PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM.
https://forms.gle/5C8wffcuVxqaBLWg8
DUE: Monday, May 11, before class

(If you do not think you will be able to finish watching the movie by May 11, please let me know so we can make other arrangements.).

The movie is in Hebrew with modern English Subtitles.  If reading subtitles is challenging, please let me know and we will figure out a better option for you.  Make sure you let me know by the end of class, Monday, May 4

May 4 – Watch the first 30 Minutes

May 6 The next 40 Minutes

May 7 The final 40 Minutes

May 4

When you think of Israel… Hummus The Movie

Hummus! The Movie
Secret recipes, a Guinness World Record and the power of Hummus to bring Muslims, Christians and Jews together… in the Middle East, America and around the world.
Beyond the mystique and competition, beyond arguments over who makes the best Hummus and even beyond religious and political divides, Hummus! The Movie showcases the personal stories of the colorful men and women who simply live their lives and love their Hummus.

Background and Goals
Hummus! The Movie features three Israeli characters: an ever-smiling Jew, a hard-working Muslim woman, and a young Christian Arab on a restless quest for meaning. Despite their historical and cultural differences, they all have one thing in common: a passionate love of hummus (don’t we all?!). Through viewing this film we will create a profound moment of understanding of this element of Israeli culture, which transcends the food itself, among Jewish students across the diaspora.

● Deepen students’ connection to Israel through film and activities
● Pique students’ curiosity about Israeli culture
● Educate students about Israel’s culture, society and demography through a mature, nuanced
lens
● Provoke student inquiry and dialogue about topics surrounding Israel
● Show the power of food – hummus in particular – and how it can be used to either unite or
divide people
● Build Jewish unity by connecting students to peers across the world

DURING THE FILM, PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM.
https://forms.gle/5C8wffcuVxqaBLWg8
DUE: Monday, May 11, before class

(If you do not think you will be able to finish watching the movie by May 11, please let me know so we can make other arrangements.)

The movie is in Hebrew with modern English Subtitles.  If reading subtitles is challenging, please let me know and we will figure out a better option for you.  Make sure you let me know by the end of class, Monday, May 4

May 4 watch the first 30 minutes

May 6 watch the next 40 minutes

May 8 watch the final 40 minutes

April 30

Grade 6: Jewish Wedding Webquest (Due Date Extended: 5/12)

Over the last two weeks we had the opportunity to participate in a variety of unique online experiences as we commemorated Yom HaShoah, Yom Hazikaron, and Yom Haatzmaut. Today we will dive back into the Jewish life cycle. Students will be working on a Jewish wedding webquest!

Click here to open and make a copy of the Jewish wedding webquest

This assignment provides students with 11 response questions. Students will need to click and read the link above the question in order to find the answer. Please do not simply search for these answers on random internet sites. I will be looking for specific information from the articles/videos associated with each question. Your responses should be written in complete sentences. Be sure to read over the instructions prior to starting the assignment.

 

This assignment will be due on Tuesday, May 12th, 2020.

April 30

IT HAS ARRIVED !!!!- GLOBAL ISRAEL KAHOOT COMPETITION

Good Luck!

 

  • Enter the challenge here kahoot.it/challenge/05249896 or by entering 05249896 on the Kahoot! app.
  • You will be asked to enter your email address as an identifier, use your school email address.
  • For the Kahoot! nickname enter school name.first name (there is a max of 15 characters, so if school name doesn’t fit, use an acronym)
  • Only one entry per student is allowed into the Championship. If a player plays multiple games, their lowest score will be counted.