7th and 8th Grade

This Week in 7 and 8, May 20

This week we continued our study of the decade before the Civil War and the events that led up to southern secession and the attack on Fort Sumter. Yesterday we read the beginning of a paper I wrote in grad school  about the huge impact that Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin had…

This Week in 7 and 8, May 13

This week in history we watched a very powerful video from the PBS series The American Experience, which told the tragic story of the Donner Party.  We also studied the Mexican-American War and how the US added most of what would become our western states to the country through its victory …

This Week in 7 and 8, May 6.

The eight graders are still in Israel with Rabbi Amanda. We are all eagerly waiting for their return!

In history we studied the 72-year fight by suffragists for the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted nationwide suffrage to American women. We watched a wonderful film called One Wom…

This Week in 7 and 8, April 29

Our 8th graders are in Israel! The whole elementary school met in the courtyard to sing HaTikva with the 8th grade and wish them N'siah Tovah!

 

In history we studied the Texas War for Independence, which included what happened at the Alamo.  We also started to learn about the Oregon Tra…

This Week in 7 and 8, April 8

Our seventh grade has had an immersive and jam-packed experience in Washington, D.C., with our other alliance partners. Student learning this year has focused on American government as well as themes of citizenship and activism in our Jewish tradition. Our students met with nonprofit organ…