Gaza Strip Teacher Resources
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Finding Promise in Compromise
Examine how the 'safe passage' for Palestinians between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank affects those living in Israel and reflects both conflict and cooperation between the Israelis and Palestinians. The class compares the perspective of each group and engages in a class discussion.
Give and Take
Students read and discuss the article "In Gaza, a Prototype of Peace Via Trade", examine how economic pressures can affect political policy, and explain the significance of the opening of an Industrial Park in the Gaza Strip.
Students consider words that reflect their knowledge and opinions about Israel, Palestinian Authority and the Gaza Strip. They develop annotated timelines about the history of the region in the 20th century and create collages that express their views.
Students create an illustration of what they believe life under occupation is like. After reading an article, they discuss the dispute over areas in the Middle East, such as the Gaza Strip. Using the internet, they research other occupied land disputes around the world and write letters to the United Nations either supporting or refuting the need for international intervention.
Through the Eyes of a Child
Students explore how documentaries can present realistic and sometimes difficult perspectives on events in our world. They choose current issues that interest them and create their own documentaries.
Students gain a deeper knowledge of the current crisis in Israel by reading primary documents from various sources, formulating problem and solution lists for both sides of the conflict, and proposing what they feel to be the strongest solution.
The Current Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Examine recent events in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Three lessons, multiple excerpts, evaluation questions, and activities are all included to make your class globally aware.
In this Southwest Asia reading guide, students use a graphic organizer and answer several questions based on their reading to illustrate their understanding of Southwest Asia's problems with relocated populations.
The Two Perspectives
Ninth graders examine the Palestinian and Israeli conflict looking at both sides of the issue. They attempt to find solutions by working in small groups and also include trying to find a viable solution for the problem of refugees.
Students read an article about the situation regarding the Gaza strip. In groups, they role-play the role of advisors to the Prime Minister of Israel. They are given questions to write responses to the groups of Hamas and Fatah. They also pretend to be the rulers of Hamas and discuss how they would run the group.
Lesson: Michael Blum: National Identity at a Distance
Immigration, refugees, and cultural change due to the movement of people around the globe is discussed. Learners examine the work of Michael Blum to gain an understanding of how national and cultural identities shift due to immigration. They complete a writing assignment, discuss the Arab-Israeli Conflict, and hold a mock debate. This isn't just art, it's art with a catalyst.
Has Peace Finally Settled in the Middle East?
Students evaluate the changes made in the Palestine National Council charter and their potential impact on the future of Israeli-Palestinian relations. They write a brief essay focusing on an article from an Israeli or Palestinian newspaper.
A New Era for Palestinians
Get a global perspective and examine the challenges facing Mahmoud Abbas, the newly elected president of the Palestinian Authority. Thoughtful classroom citizens write letters to Mr. Abbas, asking him questions and suggesting advice. This is an extremely well written lesson, which includes links to solid source materials.
World in the Balance
Students make estimates on how many people they believe live on Earth. While watching a video, they take notes on the issues facing Kenya, Japan and India. In groups, they calculate how long it takes for a country to double in size. To end the instructional activity, they discuss the challenges countries face with increasing populations.
A Leader's Lifetime and Legacy
For this lesson, students consider their prior knowledge about Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat and consider the immediate events surrounding his death. They then create timelines and write papers examining his political career.
Voices in Verse
Students examine the political impact of different pieces of literary works. After reading an article, they analyze the various perspectives regarding political Palestinian poetry. They interpret the poems and present their findings to the class. They write in their journals about which factors shape how people interpret literature.
Desert Fever: A Student-Centered Approach to Learning About the Middle East
Explore the exciting and diverse geography, people, history, governments, and economies of the Middle East. Curious minds develop a basic vocabulary of Arabic terms and work with various materials to create an aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-understand board game for their own use (and for use by their peers).
Israel & Palestine: The Fight for Peace
Young researchers explore the history of the peace process in the Middle East. They write a paper about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and view the video Israel and Palestine: The Fight for Peace. They discuss the events leading up to the current violence in the Middle East.
Students, for five minutes, brainstorm everything they know about Egypt and archaeologists. Then,after analyzing objects (beads, glass bottles, statues, etc.) found at burial sites of pharaohs or queens at archaeological sites in Egypt, interpret the possible uses and meanings of those objects. In addition, they fill out a chart on the objects they are critiquing.
A Ray of Hope?
Students examine the roles of different leaders in the Middle East, the United Nations Security Proposal 242 and recognition of Israel by its Arab neighbors, and then debate the current Saudi proposal for peace in the Middle East.