Establishment of the State of Israel
The establishment of the State of Israel was documented with many exciting photographs, speeches, and celebratory events. The resources in this collection open a window into the first days of the country as experienced by Jewish refugees, politicians, and members of the Yishuv.
The Young State of Israel in a Drawing
This activity is based on an illustration from the children's newspaper Davar Le'Yeladim that was published three months after the establishment of the State of Israel. It was drawn by the famous Israeli artist Nachum Gutman. The situation in Israel was difficult at the time, since the young state was still fighting the War of Independence. Nevertheless, Gutman depicts a vision of peace and tranquility.
In this lesson we discuss how the artist viewed life in Israel and whether the illustration presents reality or hope for the future.
Independence Day Posters
Since the establishment of the State of Israel, the Israeli government has commissioned graphic artists to design posters for Independence Day.
In this lesson we will go back in history and take a look at some of the posters that were created in the early years of the State of Israel.
Who Is a Pioneer?
This activity is about the chalutzim (pioneers) who founded the State of Israel.
Fashion, History & Politics
In this activity, students analyse how political leaders in the past used fashion to transmit political and moral values. This activity uses photographs of David Ben-Gurion and Menachem Begin.