Social Justice Program

Day Two of the 7th Grade DC Trip

We have a new name! Eli suggested the Social Justice League!! I think, though, that we are going to stick with the title “The Alliance.” It’s a little less cumbersome than Ezra, B’nai, Hillel... Any time we need to assemble, one of the teachers announces (loudly) “Alliance Assemble…

Day One of the DC Trip 2019

Day One of Our DC Trip 2019

 

Thanks to all of our parents for getting everyone at the train on time. The train ride was remarkably calm and we “landed” in DC and headed by the Metro to our hotel. It’s a very retro hotel whose pepto bismol walls have transported us back to earlier d…

7th Grade goes to Washington

7th grade has been busy preparing for our trip. We read the novel Lyddie and worked on how Lyddie does or does not portray the Industrial Revolution. We studied Facing History's concept of the Universe of Obligation and decided what our personal Universes are and also what our joint ones ar…

What do we learn before we go to Alabama?

There are many topics we discuss. We focus on reading The Lions of Little Rock by Kristen Levine which is centered on the year after the LIttle Rock Nine. It's a fictional account of a town struggling with the idea of integration, set in 1938. Our protagonist, Marlee, is a young girl who m…

6th grade getting ready for Alabama

We are excited about our upcoming trip to Alabama as part of our Social Justice curriculum! Ezra is working in an alliance with four other schools across the country (with the very original name of “The Alliance”). The schools are N.E. Miles Jewish Day School in Birmingham, AL., Hillel…