This week in Hebrew/Judaic Studies, our Grade Three students started preparing to become Maccabees. They learned about the story of the Maccabbes, pretended to be Greek, in case a Greek soldier came by, experimented with olive oil, and began to decorate their battle shields. The classroom has become ancient Judea, and they are ready to fight to keep our Jewish identities!
Experiential learning at CJDS encourages a sense of ownership, allowing students to construct their own learning and make it come to life. Students acquire and apply knowledge in a setting that is both authentic and meaningful. The students will interact directly with the area of study, resulting in an authentic and meaningful learning experience. Rather than merely thinking or reading about the topic, the students live and breathe it!