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"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales

World Geography: Israel

photos on the card: Masada, The Dead Sea, Coastal plain, Negev landscape, Jerusalem, Ein Avdat, Acre, The Sea of Galilee, Old Jaffa
With Israel in the news, I thought it would be a good place for us to "visit" in our geography studies; Israel, the homeland of the Jews, the city of Jerusalem, part of Herod’s Temple and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Christ’s burial site.
the Geography of Israel
Jesus, born in Bethlehem to Hebrew parents, Mary and Joseph and grew up in Nazareth
David Ben-Gurion, the first prime minister of Israel, he said, in order to be a realist you must believe in miracles.
Golda Meir, Israel’s first female prime minister, some call her the Iron Lady of Israel.
Yael Arad, the first Israeli to win an Olympic God medal
Uri Geller, an Israeli magician, who was said to bend spoons with his mind.
In our study of Israel the boys played a game, which is a little like tic-tac-toe, colored a map and ate Fafael 

Passover Seder, a feast that begins the Jewish holiday of Passover.
Torah, the five books of Moses
Shabbat, the day of rest
 Hanukkah Celebration
Synagoge, the Jewish house of prayer
Dreidel, toy played with during Hanukkah
Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Israeli Music

  • The Bronze Bow, Elizabeth George Spear
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  1. I still remember the dreidel song I learned in elementary school from a Jewish family in my class. We probably wouldn't be allowed to learn it now though......
    I'm thinking next week we're gonna have a good week of geography lessons. I'm itching to do them.

  2. As someone who visits Israel several times every year I feel an incredible connection with this country. It's an extraordinary place with beautiful (somewhat overconfident sometimes!) people. I hope peace will stay on.


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