Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Frisch Integration

I've completed my last integration unit of the year, for Nach. The presentation is actually linked to my last Chumash presentation of the year, which was on sorcery and divination in the ancient world, as seen through the Balaam story. For the Nach presentation, I continued to look at prophecy in the ancient world and how it compared with prophecy in ancient Israel. Since the students are studying the books of Shivat Zion, I then brought the presentation to their home page by showing the importance of the prophets in the Shivat Zion era when there was so much upheaval in B'nai Yisrael. The presentation, entitled "The Role of the Prophet," is now on www.slideshare.net/artikw. Some of my presentations are understandable if you simply view the slides; for the prophecy presentation, you really need the notes, which can be viewed by accessing the slideshow fully.

Next year at Frisch, the students will probably learn Yeshayahu and Yirmiyahu, so I look forward to delving into the topic of prophecy more with them. There's a lot of interesting information about prophecy in the ancient world.

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