Below is a collection of articles and lesson plans created by The Lookstein Center staff or contributed to the site by Jewish educators to aid in Israeli history instruction.
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LESSON PLANS, EDUCATIONAL APPROACHES, AND ARTICLES
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Chaf-Tet BeNovember – This lesson plan introduces students to the significance of the 29th of November in Israeli history. By The Lookstein Center.
Israel Independence Day and Halakha – This article analyzes the role of Yom HaAtzmaut from a halakhic lens.
Getting the Discussion Started: Teaching the Palestinian Narrative in Diaspora Jewish Schools – This article from Jewish Educational Leadership explores methods for teaching the Palestinian narrative as part of Israeli history.
Talking Your Way Through the Minefields of Israel Education – This article from Jewish Educational Leadership analyzes the correct approaches for teaching about Israel.
Sacred Vision, Complex Reality – This article from Jewish Educational Leadership analyzes the complexities involved when teaching about Israel.
Making Meaning Through an Israel Trip – This article from Jewish Educational Leadership explores the role of an educational trip to Israel in creating meaningful connections to the land.
What Is To Be Done? Educating Jewish Day School Students About Israel – This article from Jewish Educational Leadership discusses how to teach Jewish day school students about Israel in an effective manner.
🔒 Crafting an Identity: An Arts-Based Approach to Zionist and Jewish Education – This article from Jewish Educational Leadership explores an approach to teaching about Zionism through the arts.
🔒 Objectivity and Subjectivity in the Teaching of History: Toward Forging National Identity in Israel – This article fromJewish Educational Leadership suggests teaching about Israel through a historical lens.
Revitalizing the Tekkes – This blog post analyzes how to bring new life into classroom ceremonies connected to Israeli holidays.
Israel Education: Exploring the Methodological Implications of Political Empowerment for Jewish Studies – This article from Jewish Educational Leadership reviews different approaches to teaching about the political aspects of Israeli education.
Sacred Vision, Complex Reality: Navigating the Tensions in Israel Education – This article from Jewish Educational Leadership explores the inherent challenges in teaching Israeli history.
Towards a Vision of Educational Reengagement with Israel in Day Schools – This article from Jewish Educational Leadership discusses how to best engage day school students with Israel.
The Challenge of Teaching Modern Israel – This article from Jewish Educational Leadership analyzes the difficulties in teaching about modern Israel.
Action Research: Enhancing the Zionist Identity of a School – This article from Jewish Educational Leadership investigates the effectiveness of programming on increasing student awareness of the school’s Zionist ethos.
Center for Israel Education – This website includes many resources about Israel education and history of Zionism and the State of Israel.
Modern Zionism – This lesson plan from The David Project explores the roots of modern Zionism and includes an interactive project for students.
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