5th Grade Field Trip to the Museum of Tolerance by Shani Abed
On Tuesday, 5th graders went on a field trip to Los Angeles to visit the Museum of Tolerance. The students were given an age-appropriate introduction about Holocaust history and current social issues, such as bullying. The 5th graders have been studying the Holocaust in the classroom and this field trip served to greatly enrich and enhance their understandings. At the museum, students acted as “explorers” as they actively connected historical events to contemporary issues of respect and responsibility at school and in the community. They also met a Holocaust survivor and heard his personal testimony. After the visit to the museum, the students enjoyed lunch in a Kosher Israeli restaurant. The day was extremely meaningful and prepared the 5th graders for upcoming special events, including a Seder with Holocaust Survivors (read more in this issue), and the Yom Hashoah Ceremony.