Geography Now! Israel

New Review

Israel is probably best know for its role in international conflict. The land has been central to all three Abrahamic faith traditions for centuries, but it's also home to a growing tech sector and an increasingly secularized population. A video resource takes a look at the current status of the international hotspot. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Show all or part of the video to introduce aspects of Israeli history, from ancient to modern times
Classroom Considerations

  • Installment 82 in a larger Countries A-Z series
  • Some content, such as discussion of the Six Day War, may require background to fully understand 
Pros

  • Narrator crowdsources to get personal perspectives on the Israel-Palestine conflict
  • Photos and maps illustrate complex geopolitical concepts
  • Resource provides a balanced view of the conflict
Cons

  • Ad interrupts streaming
  • Does not mention The Holocaust—a factor in the foundation of Israel