The 4th Grade students studied New Empires in the Americas and then completed a diorama project. The class was divided into two students per section. Betzalel and Tamar studied the vikings and Leif Erikson. Alexander and Yosef learned about the voyage of Christopher Columbus and Ferdinand Magellan. Mordechai was introduced to the Spanish conquistadors, including Hernan Cortes and Francisco Pizarro. Aliza and Elisheva found out that how French explorers came to the new land and changed their religious beliefs. Finally, Max and Ubi studied diseases in Africa and how these diseases spread to the new world. You can see below the hard work put into each diorama.