This activity explores the notion of “home” and employs artistic technique to make the topic personal and relevant to the students. The activity seeks to discuss the sacrifices and choices one makes when deciding where and why to set up a home, and what the ramifications of this prioritization are for you and those around you.
- The students will clarify and learn to articulate what “home” means to them
- The students will understand that choosing a home will often mean navigating tensions in multiple values, and making choices/sacrifices
- The students will grasp the broader implications of Israel as a “collective home” for the Jewish People.
- Stage 1: Art Therapy – In the first stage of the lesson, the students will do an art therapy exercise that will challenge the students to think about what “home” means to them.
- Stage 2: Discussion and P’s lesson – In the second stage, the students will discuss and articulate the meanings of home, and learn the “6 P’s” that contribute to a positive home
- Stage 3: Tensions – In the third stage, the students will explore the tensions that can arise within, and between, the different home components. They will also understand that choosing a home can ultimately mean choosing one component/value over another
- Stage 4: Home for a collective – In the last stage, the students will understand what home means for a collective in Israel. They will look at 2 case studies: Aliyah and Gush Katif.