ERIC Number: ED437293
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
One Region: Two Cultures. Comparing Israel and Jordan: A Unit for Elementary Students. Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminars Abroad 1998 (Israel and Jordan).
Fitzhugh, William P.
This social studies unit for elementary school students concentrates on comparing the different cultures of the neighboring countries of Israel and Jordan. The unit describes the educational objectives and explains that a variety of strategies are used to reach those objectives. It lists materials needed and procedures for evaluation, provides background notes, and discusses National Social Studies and National Geography Standards. The following sections comprise the unit: (1) "Comparing Israel/Jordan/Our Community Using the Five Fundamental Themes of Geography"; (2) "Student Activities Incorporating the Five Themes of Geography"; (3) "Ethnic Cooking"; (4) "Using Arabic/Hebrew Alphabets"; (5) "Using Data To Compare Climates"; (6) "Holidays and Special Days To Celebrate"; (7)"Making an Alphabet Frieze"; (8) "'Let's Visit Israel' Text and Questions"; (9) "'Let's Visit Jordan' Text and Questions"; (10) "Making a Passport"; (11) "Mental Mapping Activity"; (12) "'A Video Travelogue of Israel and Jordan' Text and Discussion Questions"; (13) "Using Graphic Organizers"; (14) "Using Examples of Universal Cultures"; (15) "Making a Group Presentation"; (16) "Discussing Regional Environmental Concerns"; (17) "Literature Connection for Jordan: 'Ali, Child of the Desert,' Lesson Plans and Activities"; (18) "Literature Connection for Israel: 'The Never-Ending Greenness,' Lesson Plans and Activities"; (19) "Bibliography (Student) for Israel and Jordan"; (20) "Bibliography of 'National Geographic Magazine' Articles as a Source of Pictures"; and (21) "Items in the Discovery Box." (BT)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Center for International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel; Jordan