Grades: 2-4 Yisrael Sheli lets you tell your students two different stories about Israel. The first is the story of the people who created the State of Israel. The second is the story of the places in the Land of Israel. As we tour the land of Israel, we learn about the stories that created Israel. What's it like to travel to Israel with the people who built her? Ben Gurion leads the tour at Sde Boker, his kibbutz. Rachel (the Poetess) reads her poems on the shores of the Kinneret. Joshua leads us across the Jordan river, and Josephus tells the story of Masada.
In the cobblestone streets of Tzfat, Isaac Luria gives a lesson on mysticism, while Ilan Ramon points our eyes to the stars from his balcony in Beersheva. This is the Israel trip you and your students have always dreamed of! Yisrael Sheli brings Israel alive by fusing the adventure of a visit to the Jewish homeland with the adventures of those who shaped Israel, the people, and the place.
The book is filled with discussion questions and activities that make it exciting and easy to teach.
Each chapter in Yisrael Sheli connects a place to a person
|1||Israel||Abraham and Sarah|
|3||Sde Boker||David Ben Gurion|
|7||Ein Gedi||King David|
|8||Jerusalem: Old City||Moshe Dayan|
|10||Jerusalem: New City||Teddy Kollek|
|11||Mount Herzl||Theodor Herzl|
|12||The Knesset||Rachel Bluwstein|
|13||Midrahov||Elizer Ben Yehudah|
|14||Yad Vashem||Hannah Szenez|
|16||The Jordan River||Joshua|
|18||Tsipori||Rabbi Yehudah ha-Nasi|
|19||T'veria||Rabbi Moses Ben Maimon|
|21||The Kinneret||Rachel Bluwstein|
|22||Tzfat||Rabbi Isaac Luria|
|24||Zikhron Ya'akov||Edmond James De Rothschild|
|25||Tel Aviv||Menahem Sheinkin|
|26||Independence Hall||Meir Dizengoff|
|27||Kikar Rabin||Yitzhak Rabin|