ERIC Number: ED193129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Israel: A Resource Guide for Teachers of Social Studies.
Ruderman, Jerome L.
This pamphlet provides teachers with a brief overview of topics about Israel and suggests how they can be incorporated into the elementary and secondary social studies curriculum. There are five main sections. Section one describes geographical features of Israel including its principal cities, seaports, water resources, and the Negev. Section two reviews historical periods characterized by Zionism, formation of the state of Israel, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Modern governmental structure is outlined in section three with descriptions of the presidential role, the legislature, executive and judicial branches, and political parties. Section four discusses two major aspects of Israel's economy: labor and the kibbutz. Section five explores elements of Israeli society including Arabs in Israel, Oriential and European Jews, non-Jews, religious life, and education. At the end of each section a note to the teacher suggests how the material can be related to specific social studies themes at certain grade levels or if it should be developed as a unit by itself. The pamphlet concludes with a bibliography of 76 books and seven films about Israel. (AV)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: B'nai B'rith, New York, NY. Anti-Defamation League.