This exemplar unit has been largely drawn from the wider library of resources and is produced to show how the materials can be brought together.
There is an introduction and 6 sections, the sections do not necessarily relate to one lesson. What you use and how you use it will be dictated by learning requirements and the time you have available. It may be used as it stands or adapted to suit the interests and needs of learners.
In producing this material, every attempt has been made to try to ensure different opinions are heard. The focus is on facts in the hope that a greater understanding of different views can be gained.
Before embarking on this topic, you should consider the sensitivities and experiences of students and their families. At all times language should be respectful of differing opinions and sensitive to the feelings of others.
When making adaptations, you should begin by asking these key questions.
- Does the material provide a balance of views in its account of an issue? – while some resources may represent one point of view or another, taken as a whole the resource should show different viewpoints.
- Does the collective material to be used give an account of both the Palestinian and Israeli shared history?
- Does the material address issues of social justice, values and rights?
- Does the collective material address contemporary as well as historical issues?
- Are there Israeli and Palestinian voices present in the material, e.g. as authors, as a source of information, in oral histories or as quotes?