Cutting Edge Technology

Engaging, Experiential Lessons

Explores Jewish Continuity In Israel

Creates Love, Pride And Respect For Israel

Empowers Students To Find Their Israel Connection

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LINK is a digitally-interactive, experiential, on-line middle-school Israel curriculum.  LINK was developed by teachers, curriculum writers, and internet experts who understand the need for a dynamic, educational experience of this kind. The outcome is a platform designed to enable students to determine for themselves, through experiential and project-based learning, their own, unique Israel connection. Students will discover an Israel not usually found in traditional Jewish curricula: an Israel whose actions are informed by Jewish values and reflect the best of what matters to our youth today; an Israel of diversity, humanitarian aid, and opportunities for refugees and economic migrants; an Israel whose innovations and technologies are improving and saving lives all around the world; an Israel that inspires pride.

LINK was made possible thanks to a generous grant
from the Sandra and Lawrence Post Family Foundation

LINK Lessons

Jewish Continuity In The Land Of Israel.

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In this lesson, students explore the statement: Israel is the Jewish Homeland. Through a series of activities, they will fast-forward through Israel’s recorded history from ancient times to today and discover for themselves if there is evidence that the Jewish people are indigenous to the Land of Israel.

* Students showed an increase in knowledge and understanding of Jewish continuity by 45%.

Israel By The Numbers.

numbers-1In this lesson, students will have the opportunity to navigate Israel from within and without. Through a series of activities, they will become familiar with Israel’s size as well as the neighborhood it’s in. They will end the lesson by meeting some individuals who despite the challenges, have chosen to “come home” to Israel.

* Students showed an increase in knowledge and understanding of the challenges of Israel’s size and location by 55%.

Diversity In Israel.

diversity-1In this lesson students will be introduced to the richness of Israel’s society and the unique and amazing people who add to its culture. This will challenge some of the things they may have heard about what life in Israel is like for some of the people who live there. It may also challenge some of their ideas of who makes up Israel’s population.

* Students showed an increase in knowledge and understanding of Israel’s diversity by 75%.

Humanitarian Aid.

humanitarian-1In this lesson, students will learn about some of the actions taken by Israel to assist those in need. From there, they will draw their own conclusions about the role of Jewish values in Israeli society.

 


* Students showed an increase in knowledge and understanding of Israel’s role in global humanitarian aid and disaster relief by 78%.

Innovation & Technology.

innovation-1In this lesson, students will learn about one of the areas of cutting-edge technology that Israel is known for. Working with a team, they will create their own campaign to inform and promote a made-in-Israel innovation or technological breakthrough.

 

* Students showed an increase in knowledge and understanding of the global impact of Israeli technology by 60%.

Israel & You.

israelAndYou-1In this lesson, students will have an opportunity to reflect on the new perspective they may have on Israel, and on themselves as well. They will be able to identify and articulate their “Israel Value Statement” which will represent their own, unique connection to Israel.


* Educator assessments state that students not only engage in the lessons, but also look forward to and enjoy the lessons as well.

* Educator assessments state that students not only engage in the lessons but also look forward to and enjoy the lessons. Teachers report that students demonstrate and articulate not just an increase in knowledge but also pride in and a connection to Israel as well.