Grade 6: ISRAEL AND THE JEWISH LIFE CYCLE. Grade 6 students focus their studies on Israel – the land, people, government, religion, culture, economy, archaeology, history, and the current politics of peace. In addition, they learn about the Jewish life cycle – the rituals and observances of major Jewish life cycle events – from birth, consecration, bar/bat mitzvah and confirmation to marriage, death and mourning. Studies include participation in a mock wedding, a visit to a mikveh, a visit to a Jewish funeral home and a tour of the Temple Beth-El cemetery.
Resources: Understanding Israel, Experience Modern Israel and Journey of a Lifetime.