ERIC Number: ED437295
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
An Historical Look at Israel. Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminars Abroad, 1998 (Israel and Jordan).
This presentation is designed to be part of a unit of study on the Middle East for sixth-grade students. The presentation is combined with independent and group research covering the people, geography, history, and economies of the countries of the Middle East. The presentation explains that Israel is a unique country in the Middle Eastern region because of the presence of three major religions: Judaism, Muslim, and Christian, and because of its high population of non-Arabs. The lesson focuses mainly on the city of Jerusalem because it has historically been the major city of the Holy Land. Although there are many historical sites throughout Israel, Jerusalem offers a more complete coverage of the major historical periods from about 3000 BCE to the present time. The presentation points out that Israel is a tiny piece of land with over 100 different ethnic groups living together. (BT)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Christianity, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Foreign Countries, Global Education, Grade 6, Intermediate Grades, Islam, Judaism, Middle Eastern History, Middle Schools, Religious Cultural Groups, Social Studies, Student Educational Objectives
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 (Jerusalem)