Learning Jewish and Israeli History
Through Their Lives
This project aspires to engage students with modern Jewish history by focusing on individual personalities and using resources from the collections of the National Library of Israel. These personalities provide a meaningful context for different events in Jewish and Israeli history. The goal of this project is to make Jewish and Israeli history relevant, engaging, and compelling by familiarization with key influential characters.
The lesson plans created for this project are based on digital resources from the National Library, such as photographs, newspaper clips, and posters.
As part of this year-long project, students will be required to select a topic of their choice and then research, summarize, and present their “Moment in Jewish History” in a format of their choosing.
This project will supplement the current Jewish History syllabus at Hasmonean High School.