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The Arab-Israeli Conflict

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The Arab-Israeli Conflict2018-08-09T11:15:22+00:00

This five-lesson curriculum explores the history and background of the Arab-Israeli conflict and peace process. With an emphasis on primary sources, ICS’s resources are teacher-friendly and formatted to be easily implemented in the classroom. Below, you will find digital resources (on the left) as well as downloadable PDFs and supplementary resources.

LESSON 1: Zionism & Arab Nationalism

Zionism & Arab Nationalism

Lesson 1

In this lesson, students will explore the concept of nationalism and connect the rise of nationalism in Europe to the emergence of both Zionism and Arab nationalism in the late 19th century.

PDF: Lesson Plan, Sources, and Activities
Additional Resources:
Video: Land Matters
PDF: Historical Context
Key Word Quiz
Lesson 2: Broken Promises

Broken Promises

Lesson 2

In this lesson, students will examine letters, agreements, and official statements that were written during World War I and shortly after it ended. These documents show how the British made conflicting promises to Jews and Arabs during this period.

PDF: Lesson Plan, Sources, and Activities
Additional Resources:
Video: Promises Promises
Key Word Quiz
LESSON 3: The Mandate Era

The Mandate Era

Lesson 3

In this lesson, students will examine official statements and proposals that are all concerned with how the geographical territory of Palestine would be divided after World War I and who should control the resulting areas.

PDF: Lesson Plan, Sources, and Activities
Additional Resources:
Video: A Place to Belong
Key Word Quiz
LESSON 4: From Independence to Egypt-Israel Peace

From Independence to Egypt-Israel Peace

Lesson 4

In this lesson, students will examine a range of different types of documents central to the formation of the State of Israel, the Wars of 1948 and 1967, and the Peace Treaty between Israel and Egypt.

PDF: Lesson Plan, Sources, and Activities
Additional Resources:
PDF: Timeline with Fillable Chart
Key Word Quiz
Lesson 5: The Continuing Conflict & Peace Process

The Continuing Conflict & Peace Process

Lesson 5

In this lesson, students will address more recent events, both conflicts and peace efforts, in the region. The primary sources focus on the First and Second Intifadas, the Declaration of Principles (Oslo Accords), the Peace Agreement between Israel and Jordan, and Israel’s Disengagement from Gaza.

PDF: Lesson Plan, Sources, and Activities
Additional Resources:
Google Slide Deck for Classroom Presentation
PDF: Guide to Unresolved Issues
Key Word Quiz

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