Friday, November 21, 2014

The Ancient Hebrews: The Spread of Judaism


 Today's Focus Question  How did the influence of Judaism spread across time and place? 


Publishing Your 'Beliefs of Judaism' Paragraph  Today we are publishing our 'Beliefs of Judaism' paragraphs to our Social Studies blogs on Kidblog (4th period is here; 6th period is here). After you log in, click 'New Post'. Give your post a title (e.g., The Basic Beliefs of Judaism). Copy and paste your paragraph from your Google Doc into the text box below your title. When you're ready, click 'Publish' and you're in business. 

Build Background Knowledge: The Spread of Judaism  Have you ever moved? Do you know anyone who has moved? Did you take your beliefs, thoughts, and memories with you when you moved? Do you think the Jewish people took took their beliefs, thoughts, and memories with them when they moved? Do you think that this is a way in which Judaism spread? Let's start to explore these ideas today. 

The Spread of Judaism: Vocabulary Study  First, we will study the key vocabulary related to the spread of Judaism, using the document The Spread of Judaism - Cognitive Content Dictionary, which can be found in your Social Studies folders. We will be using an excerpt from our Social Studies textbook, which has been placed in your Social Studies folders (and which you can also find here), to help us understand the lesson's key words and concepts. Some images have also been posted below to help you conceptualize these new terms.

Deborah was a judge (and not in courtroom) who inspired an army to win a great battle.

In addition to being a king of the Israelites, David was also the author of many psalms (or religious songs).

There were several times in history in which the Jews rebelled against those that sought to conquer them.

But there were also many times in history in which thew Jews were exiled from their homeland. 

Communities of Jews living away from their homeland made up the Diaspora

The synagogue is where many Jews go to worship God.