Social Justice Program

Thursday in Alabama - April 4, 2019 - 6th Grade

On the bus we saw a movie called the 13th. It was about mass incarceration and it was eye opening and prepared us for the museums we were going to see. I learned that in 1970 the prison population was about 300,000 and now it is 2.3 million people in prison. In the U.S black men make up 6% b…

Wednesday in Alabama - April 3, 2019 - 6th Grade

Dr. Martha Bouyer, a civil rights historian, arrived in the morning to talk to us about her experiences. She used the metaphor of "tug of war" to make us see how the black people came together to defeat Bull Connor. She was saying that everyone who got knocked down got back and made sure the…

Tuesday in Alabama - April 2, 2019 - 6th Grade

Students shared their alternate book covers they created for our shared reading of the novel Lions of Little Rock by Kristen Levine. We participated in a gallery walk and were able to ask the student artists questions about their choices. We followed up with a brief discussion about themes…

Monday in Alabama - April 1, 2019 - 6th Grade

All students arrived at school after a good night of rest and breakfast provided by our host families. Our morning began with tefillah led in part by Alexandra and Ari. Then we worked through an activity called the Mensches' Periodic Table of Middot. We played three rounds in which twice stu…

Sunday in Alabama - 3/31/19 - 6th Grade

After meeting on time and getting to the airport, we safely flew to Charlotte, NC then on to Birmingham, AL. We ate a pizza lunch and spent time outside with students from other schools, playing cards and games in the multipurpose space and hanging out in the gym. 

 


Mrs. Raviv wh…