Miriam in the Desert

Consider Miriam’s experience of exile and investigate the parallels between her story and moments of alienation and isolation in your own life.

Essential questions include:

  • Why is Miriam's story important?
  • How can the story of Miriam’s exile help us deal with moments of isolation and alienation in our own lives?
  • How does Alicia’s song contribute to our understanding of Miriam’s story?

This resource includes introductory essays, a complete lesson plan, and many document studies from song lyrics to writing exercises based on Miriam's Story.



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