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.

Slide Deck for Classroom Presentation
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