This lesson will introduce students to the land and people of Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory. You may wish to start with a discussion of the 2 maps.
Learning Intention: I am learning facts about Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory.
Success Criteria: I can use my critical skills in separating fact from opinion, thereby gaining a clearer understanding of the background to the conflict.
Preparation: Information cards to be provided – either one set for each group or 1 set to be positioned around the room for students to do a fact-finding mission.
Activities 1, 2 and 3
Complete activities using information provided on cards.
|Facts About Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory|
|Clue||Israel||Occupied Palestinian Territory||Both|
|Location||Eastern side of the Mediterranean Sea|
|Climate||Warm with little rainfall|
|Neighbouring Countries||Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt|
|Importance of Jerusalem||Sacred city|
|State Recognised by United Nations||1948||2013|
|Main Industries and Agriculture||Military equipment, cut diamonds, high-tech equipment, pharmaceuticals, tourism, citrus fruits and other fruits, herbs and vegetables||Textiles, soap, olive wood carvings, olives and citrus fruits|
|Military Force||Around 3 million people available for military service||No army, navy or air force|
|Other Interesting Facts – Israel|
|Other Interesting Facts – Occupied Palestinian Territory|