Eisenhower students gained knowledge during visits to local houses of worship

Eisenhower students gained knowledge during visits to local houses of worship

A closeup study of world religions was experienced by students at the Eisenhower Intermediate School.

 Eisenhower’s 6th Grade Social Studies students, in an effort to enrich their education on various religions, embarked on a local road trip to visit three houses of worship in Bridgewater on Thursday January 18.

 The trip was organized by.Noël Monahan, a Social Studies Teacher at Eisenhower,  who received a grant from the Bridgewater Raritan Education Foundation that helped defer the cost of busing.  

The buses made the first stop that morning to the St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church. Then the second of three stops was made at the Al Falah Center and the journey was capped with a visit to the Temple Sholom.

 Eisenhower Principal Dr. Laura Bassett described the trip as, “an opportunity for our students to learn about and gain a deeper understanding of the religions they studied in the classroom by connecting to practice and cultures within our community.”  

Student Cole Izbicki, one of the students who experienced the three houses of worship,  said that he “loved it and it was a great experience”. 

According to Ms. Monahan, the teachers and students are looking forward to a second trip in the spring to visit the Sri Venkateswara Temple in Bridgewater and the Garden State Sikh Association Gurudwara in Basking Ridge.

 “We would like to extend her appreciation to the communities at the houses of worship for their warm welcoming and for providing such a wonderful learning opportunity for our students and participating in building our community, the Bridgewater-Raritan Education Foundation,  as well as the Eisenhower staff for their support,’’ Ms. Monahan said.