Story by Alan Bettner
Can the seventh graders make peace between the two countries?
Well that’s what Mr. Ryan Snyder, seventh grade social studies teacher, wanted to see, putting his seventh graders to the test.
The argument between the two countries has been going on for decades, and a lot of people want this argument to stop and the two countries to make peace – including Evan Neukam and Nicholas Edwards.
“Mr. Snyder split the class between yes and no,” Neukam said. Edwards wanted to be on the ‘yes’ side because he said “Down the road, I think they will make peace”.
Snyder said, “I wanted to show my students how hard it is to settle agreements in the Middle East, and what their take is on the conflict.”
He wanted to get the students more interested in the topi, and it looked like it worked.
“I’m glad that Mr. Snyder brought me into this topic and I was very interested to see if we could solve this conflict,” Edwards said. “I think it is important to learn more about the Middle East then we already know.”
All stories, photos and video footage by the seventh and eighth grade newspaper students.