World History: Journey Across Time

Chapter 3: The Ancient Israelites

Web Activity Lesson Plans

In this chapter students have learned about the tremendous amount of hardship the Israelites endured because of their beliefs. Their religion influenced three of the world's most popular religions: Islam, Judaism, and Christianity.

Destination Title: TIME EUROPE: "The Arab-Israeli Conflict"

Lesson Description:
In this activity, students will learn about the ongoing conflict in the Middle East between different religious groups and brainstorm methods of resolution for this volatile region. Students will visit TIME EUROPE: "The Arab-Israeli Conflict" to gain a better understanding of this situation. After reading the exclusive, students will answer four questions and create a tentative peace plan for the region.

Instructional Objectives

  • Students will explain the social impact of the Arab-Israeli Conflict on Israel, the Middle East, and the United States.
  • Students will analyze the conflict and use the knowledge they have gained to create a peace plan for the Middle East.

Student Web Activity Answers

  • Jewish immigration into the Holy Land increased after World War II. The horrors of the Holocaust caused many Jews to flee their homelands and settle in Israel.
  • The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) was founded in May of 1964. The goal of the organization is to reclaim their land and destroy the State of Israel.
  • The peace process initiated by the successful Oslo Accords was ruined when a radical Jewish extremist assassinated Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995. In response to the assassination, the Israelis elected Benjamin Netanyahu, a rightist whose involvement would further slow the momentum toward peace.
  • The ongoing battle for control over the Gaza Strip and West Bank is a major part of the conflict.
  • Answers will vary.

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