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Abrahamic Religions Workshop for Sixth Graders

May 11 and 12, 2016

The Lubar Interfaith Student Fellows taught sixth-grade students some essential aspects of the Abrahamic religious traditions.

On May 11 and 12, 2016, 44 students from Cherokee Middle School’s sixth grade (plus two teachers) were taught in basic Abrahamic literacy by the Lubar Interfaith Student Fellows. The workshop was structured through a total of six age-appropriate rotational learning stations. The first three stations introduced the students to Jewish religious objects, the Five Pillars of Islam, and a number of facts from the history of Christianity. By using three additional (rotational) learning stations on social justice in the Abrahamic religions, writing in Hebrew and Arabic, and a variety of prophets of the Abrahamic religions, the sixth graders were also introduced to some overlapping ideas and elements in the Abrahamic religious traditions.

The rotational model allowed for all middle school students to participate in each of the six different stations. All stations were staffed with at least two Fellows.

The workshop included an opening section in which the Fellows (shown below) introduced themselves and their work at the Lubar Institute. It ended with a concluding Q&A section led by the Fellows.

2015–2016 Fellows: Eva Bernstein, Georgia Black, Joshua Bernstein, Kyra Fox, Omar Jandal, Najeeha Khan, Soo Gyum Kim, Ahmad Muezzin, Mehak Qureshi, Samantha Rosenbloom, and Halle Siebert.