Ancient Israelites Part 1

Young historians are given a thorough introduction to ancient Middle East geography and the patriarchs of ancient Israel with a PowerPoint presentation and supplemental worksheets. Topics covered include Abraham as the first patriarch, Joshua's conquering of Jericho, the construction of the first Jewish temple, the Jewish diaspora and more.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Before beginning the historical narrative segment of presentation, use reading handout (see included materials) on Israelite patriarchs as part of a jigsaw reading activity. Then, ask learners from each group to share what they have read about as you approach each corresponding slide of the presentation
  • Very well-organized, clean PowerPoint presentation
  • Included worksheet and presentation are excellent tools for introducing ancient Middle East geography
  • Very few content notes provided to support PowerPoint