The 6th grade class this Sunday studied the founding of Israel, a dramatic 24 hour scene that could have come from an action movie:
Israel declares itself to be an independent state, just moments later President Truman makes a speech officially recognizing Israel, the next morning the soldiers of all the surrounding Arab states march towards Israel's weakly-defended borders. The 1984 war of independence has begun.
After class, we wrote a short rap about this story. We hope to be producing a video soon.
If you're interested in learning more, this article on the founding of Israel is highly recommended.