The Pomegranates By: Aaron Greenstein, HannahCastrogiovanni, Tali Edson and Zander Gillett
Art, Music and Leisure TimeThis is a scroll that we Pomegranates used as art. I made it by taking a piece ofpaper, a pipe cleaner and watercolors to make the picture part. I painted withthe fuzzy part of the pipe cleaner. Then I glued the wet piece of scroll to anotherthick piece of paper and rolled it up. Since it was wet, I dried it in scrollformation, making it look older. This teaches people the beauty of art. In real life,it would have been made with papyrus and animal hair for the brush. The paintwould have been from natural resources like plants and animals.
Geographic SettingThis map represents geographic setting. It was used by a girl named Rivka whenshe was wandering in the desert to help her and her culture find their way to Mt.Hermon. I made it by drawing it, dipping it in tea and burning it. It teaches thatwe walked along the path the line shows and settled in Mt. Hermon. It wouldhave been made by drawing it.
Government and PoliticsThis drawing represents governmentand politics. It shows the chiefs of10s, 50s, 100s, and 1000s to rule overdifferent groups. It teaches that ourculture had kings that ruled overdifferent amounts of our land. I madeit the same way as the map.
Themes and SymbolsThis is a pomegranate. It is the symbol of our group. We made it by cutting out apomegranate in cardboard and coloring it. It teaches we want to remember our history andwe put things from our past in everyday life. It would be a real pomegranate in real life.
Economics This is a shekel. I made it by cutting a circle in cardboard drawing on it. It teaches that our culture values trade and we have stores. In real life it would be metal.
Food, Clothing and ShelterThis is the corner of a person’s clothing.I made it with fabric and a tzitzit fromHaMorah Nance. This teaches that thePomegranates had tassels on the fourcorners of their clothes. It would havebeen made of linen in real life – like it ishere.
Family and KinThis is a whip used to punish children whodid not behave. I made it by making rolls ofpaper, flattening the rolls and weaving themtogether, then securing them with lots oftape. It teaches that our culture valuesdiscipline and being responsible. In real lifethis would have been made out of leatherand strong fabrics.
ReligionThis is a yad. We used it to readTorah, because it is very important tous. I made it by wrapping stringaround a stick. It teaches we studyTorah. It probably would have beenmade out of wool or linen wrappedaround metal or wood.
CommunicationThis is a sign that the Pomegranates usedto communicate with others. It is madefrom cardboard and markers. This teachespeople the value of various things fortrade – like a $5.00 bill is worth five $1.00bills. It would have been made fromwood and had real money on it.
MuralThis is our mural.It shows all the universals of our culture This is our mural. It shows all the universals of our culture.