The grade 5 students study the Exodus narrative through the lens of the Big Idea topic: “Who goes out from slavery to freedom? One who understands the meaning of a miracle and responds to its call.” This unit involves study in many disciplines, including Chumash (Torah) study, Hebrew language, Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Language Arts, and Social Sciences. Learning in all disciplines contributes to the final project, the Dramatized Haggadah performance, which is written and performed by the students.
The Living Haggadah: From Slavery to Freedom
By: Marissa Unruh, Dr. Isaac Hollander, Shachar Leven, Judith Leitner, Betty Lazebnik
from The Toronto Heschel School