Stepping Into History

September 13, 2019

The first month of school is officially completed and we have been busy in room 119! The students have hit the ground running in both American History and Western Civilization. The first unit we covered in American History was our nation’s founding documents including the Constitution and outline the three branches of government. American History students spent time to complete a mobile using hangers to show the three branches of government. 

Students showing off their branches of government mobiles.

Esperanza and Heather                                     Daven                       Jasmin    

In Western Civilization, we kicked the year off learning about Middle Eastern religions. The first religion that was discussed was Judaism. To broaden the students understanding of Judaism and their culture Dawn Mollenkopf who is a professor at the University of Nebraska at Kearney shared what Jews believe. Each student wrote a response regarding what he or she learned from Dr. Mollenkopf I would encourage you to ask these students about what they learned! Below are some pictures from Dr. Mollenkopf’s talk. 

 A menorah which is used during the Hanukkah celebration. 

 Dr. Mollenkopf 

 Hebrew alphabet