: Yehoshua Perek 5Yehoshua, after crossing the Yarden, circumcises the people, they eat the Korban Pesach, andthe manna stops.
1. To break the ice. Learn your kids names, where they’re from, get a feel for personalities, and
establish yourself as a fun guy/gal. Play a fun introductory kind of game. Crack jokes. Tellstories. Let them get a little comfortable.
Your role model for this shiur.
2. To establish shiur as a time in which learning is done differently from the way that is done intheir usual school settings.
3. B’nei Yisrael made a transition from a desert life to a life in the land, and that means a
is needed, just like shiur will be different in camp. God test B’nei Yisrael with
the manna to see if they will follow his Torah. But you only learn so much from tests, especiallywhen the alternative is starvation. When they get in the land, there are no longer tests, but their faith will mean more as it comes from their own work, instead of something they were forced todo.
This will work backwards from the usual format. Usually the trigger sets up shiur,in which thekids will learn what we want them to learn. Here, the shiur is the trigger, as it sets up what wewant them to come away with. Try to give yourself around 10-15 minutes after your icebreakersfor the purposes of the actual shiur. After crossing into Eretz Yisrael, the manna stops.1. Yehoshua, 5:12
And the manna ceased on the day after, when they ate from the yield of the land, and theIsraelites no longer had manna, and they ate from the produce of the land of Canaan in thatyear.