Hope you all had a great thanksgiving! The Sunday before our thanksgiving break my 6th grade class started to explore the timeline of the Holocaust. We set up a timeline, where first the students were given dates and events and had to decide what the order of events was. Then when all the events were on the board we went through them and put them in the correct order of occurrence and made our own timelines. The students took great notes, discussed with one another about the timeline and shared knowledge about the time period. It was a great class and I am looking forward to deepening the discussion in the upcoming Sunday class. See you all very soon!
This past Sunday 6th grade briefly reviewed the events we had discussed in our last class and where that left us off. We finished preparing our presentations and got to enjoy three presentations from student groups. The first group presented on Crypto Jews also known as Jews undercover as Christians. This was a very interesting and informative topic, which the students were very interested in. Students asked questions, gave feedback and rephrased some of the key points they had learned about. Then we moved on to a presentation the Inquisition. Although a huge and difficult topic the students demonstrated a depth in knowledge that inspired other classmates to discuss the topic. The last presentation that we had to finish off our class section was on Jewish communities around the world. Three students chose Jewish communities in remote locations around the globe (one of them Uruguay). Students continued to ask great probing questions, like 'how did Jews get to these places and why'. These presentations were all great, so informative and inspiring! I know we all learned a lot from them and I saw all the incredible notes students had jotted down. Looking forward to our next chapters of history.