Bringing Eretz Yisrael into your Classroom
About the Course
Many of the events and topics described in the Tanach, the Talmud, and other Jewish sources can be best understood when placed into their context in Eretz Yisrael. In this six-unit self-guided online mini course, we will explore different ways to incorporate maps, videos, and photos from Eretz Yisrael, as well as introducing knowledge of topography, roads, and archeology into your classroom, empowering students to explore the insights these tools can yield.
The topics covered will include Torat HaAretz, Emek Yizrael, Biblical Be’er Sheva, Gidon & Shaul, and Archeology as a Tool for Parshanut. Each unit will:
- Introduce one or more texts with puzzling questions, the answers to which depend on the geography or topography of Eretz Yisrael.
- Demonstrate how this knowledge can help students to answer those questions, and
- Introduce various maps, photos, and internet resources that can help our students, and demonstrate ways of using them in the classroom.