Diving Deep Into Parashat Noach
Rimonim class (grades 2-3) recently finished their unit studying Parashat Noach, a text rich in nuanced themes and meaningful symbolism. Students learned about the evil between the animals and the evil between the people at that time, which led to God asking Noah to build an ark. Students discussed their thoughts about evil in contemporary times and connected their discussions to Schechter’s core values. Students learned phrases like:
What is hateful to you, do not do to others
מה ששנוא עליך אל תעשה לחבר
Before constructing their class Ark, each student picked an animal and did research to learn all about it. They answered questions in Hebrew about their animal, then designed and built a place for their animal to demonstrate what it needs such as food, a place to sleep, water, and a place to hide. The finished habitats have been placed in the class ark in the hallway for other students to observe. View photos of their creative adaptation of Noach HERE.