This is a classroom where worlds collide, but against all odds, prejudices are overcome, contentious and divisive issues are discussed ...
Welcome to the classroom where worlds collide
It's July 2014 and Israel has launched an attack on Gaza City. In a fourth grade classroom in Jerusalem, an Arab student erupts into tears, fearing for the welfare of his relatives in Gaza, who have been out of contact for 24 hours. Next to him, his Jewish classmate nervously awaits news of his big brother, a soldier in the Israeli army.
This story appeared in the November 2016 edition of Australian Teacher Magazine.