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  1/8/2013, Tevet 26, 5773

Bar-Ilan's '21st Century Zionism' Material for Day Schools


An innovative "Israel throughout the Year" curriculum five years in the making has been completed for schools in the United States and Canada by The Lookstein Center for Jewish Education at Bar-Ilan University, school officials said.

Responding to a need expressed by numerous educators in the U.S. about the lack of Israel education in Jewish schools, The Lookstein Center set out to develop a comprehensive, ready to use curriculum whose goal is informative and pedagogic in nature. Students in grades 1-8 who attend day schools and supplementary schools will now be able to learn in a fun and comprehensive way about Israeli history, geography, culture, tradition, democracy, leaders, the challenges it faces, and more, in just 16 modular lessons per year, Bar-Ilan said. Schools can choose to utilize either the colorful print or digital versions.