It’s been a busy week! On Tuesday, our 5th and 6th grade students visited a Hindu temple and an Islamic Mosque. Then on Thursday, we visited four more houses of worship.
At our first stop, an Orthodox Church, the priest explained how different kinds of churches have slightly different beliefs:
At our next stop, the Jewish temple, our host focused more on similarities between all branches of Judaism:
Tofu-San got to see his first Torah, the Jewish bible.
We had lunch at a non-denominational church, and then headed over to the Buddhist temple. That’s where students got a chance to try out meditation! They even got to try out some of the instruments used to keep the mind focused:
Tofu-San very much enjoyed meditating.
As you can see, there was a lot of learning packed into one day, and each place was truly unique.
I think the best way to sum up the experience is with this movie trailer, made by one of our 5th grade students. She finished making this video while still on the field trip! There wasn’t exactly as much action as the music indicates below, but the energy level of the students was definitely like this!
If you couldn’t be on this field trip, I hope this blog post (along with Tuesday’s post) will give you a taste of what it was like.