Ancient Israel Teacher Resources

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Build wonder as you explore the ancient Middle East (Near East, actually). With pictures and maps aplenty, the slide show briefly describes ancient Hebrews, Palestine, and Jerusalem. Famous rulers such as King Solomon, Moses, Herod, and Alexander the Great are also discussed.
A great background for a study on Judaism, the Old Testament, or world history, this presentation on the ancient Middle East is thorough and engaging. Viewers will appreciate the clear maps and vivid photographs as they explore the world of the Old Testament.
Students create a three dimensional map of Israel and mark the travels of the Ark as indicated by the text in 1 Samuel. They create graphic symbols to represent how the Ark was treated in each of the cities it visited.
Gender roles and religious practices can be a very interesting and complex subject to teach. Luckily, you have found an excellent resource that includes links, vocabulary, and a great set of activities. Learners will discuss cultural convergence and divergence and then dive into research to find information on the gender roles of women in Jewish and Muslim communities. They use Costa's three levels of questioning to develop their own inquiry questions, which will be used to guide them as they write a short composition synthesizing what they've learned.
Students explore the cities of Cairo, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Mecca and Tehran.  In this Middle East lesson plan, students complete a map, research one of the five the cities and prepare a presentation that includes details about the city.  Students also create a musical instrument that these five cities are known for.
Students explore South African history from pre-colonial times to today. They create a timeline of important events in South African history and reflect on connections between this timeline and the existence of tribal traditions in the country.
Once one of the most powerful civilizations in the known world, the Ottoman Empire was all-encompassing and highly influencial in the Middle East. Enjoy maps that detail the Ottomans' rule, as well as pictures of relics and architecture from the empire. This presentation could accompany a unit on ancient Middle East, as well as a lecture on world religions and Islam.
In this Phoenicians worksheet, students read a 4-page selection about Phoenician culture and then respond to 2 short answer questions based on the selection.
Students show how the geography of the Mesopotamia region has impacted the beginnings of civilization. They show how this area has long been the site of the rise and fall of great empires, and how the geography of this region has a lot to do with that.
Seventh graders research the six European "postage stamp" (small) countries and research interesting facts about them. In groups, they are assigned to one of the six countries of Andorra, Liechtenstein, Malta, Monaco, San Marino, or Vatican City. On poster board, 7th graders create a postage stamp for their country.
First graders listen to a variety of Noah's Ark, based on the story in the Old Testament. They hear another "flood story" for comparison.
King Tutankhamon, Queen Nefertiti, and many other names literally written in stone are featured in these slides about the culture of Ancient Egypt. Whether used as an introduction to a unit on Egypt, or as a tool to elaborate on the subject, this presentation will undoubtedly pique interest with its elaborate and vivid images of relics from the ancient time of the Middle East.
The foundations of Christianity and Judaism are detailed in these slides, accompanied by bright, vivid pictures and maps. This presentation would successfully supplement a lesson on world religions or to contextualize the history of the Middle East.
Good for a quick look at the Roman and Byzantine Empires, this presentation would serve as a strong supplement to a lesson on the politics and culture of ancient Middle Eastern territories. Enjoy the photographs of the Hagia Sophia, as well as the clear and colorful maps which track the progress of the encroaching empires upon each other.
Immerse your class in the ancient cultures of the world with this presentation, which travels through the Hittite Empire, the Assyrian Empire, Babylonia, and several more. Enjoy the pictures depicting the ancient worlds and the maps that track the movements and settlements of these populations.
Unlock the mysteries of the ancient Persian Empire with this presentation. Focusing on the militaristic and philosophical pursuits of the kingdom, the slides include photographs and maps to bring new life to Persepolis.
In this Judaism worksheet, students read a 3-page article about the Jewish religion and traditions. Students then respond to 8 matching and 4 short answer questions based on the reading selection.
Learners research world geography by reading assigned text. In this cultural tradition lesson, students read information regarding American Indians, Buddhists, Hindu and other collections of people around the world. Learners discuss their holiday celebrations and histories before completing several worksheets regarding favorite student activities.
Sixth graders investigate how David conquered Jerusalem and examine archaeological and Biblical evidence regarding the fortifications of ancient Jerusalem. They explore the Israeli Foreign Ministry Photographic Exhibits website, complete a student project sheet, and read and present their narrations from their project sheet.
Students are introduced to the fur trade era and the lives of some of its most colorful participants, the voyageurs. They describe the rugged life of the Voyageur. Students interpret the role the fur trade had on the exploration and development of the North American continent.