ISRAEL UNIT - LESSON 3

EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION

PAGES 20-23 - CUSTOMS RELATING TO JERUSALEM, THE TEMPLE AND ITS DESTRUCTION

The students are asked to apply their learning about the different customs developed over the centuries to help us remember Jerusalem, the temple and its destruction by way of dragging pictures to their location by category in a chart. The chart helps the weaker students by way of picture description in one of the columns. By way of enrichment, the following NOTEBOOK file takes the same pictures and adds interactivity by having the students drag the picture to the category and receive an instant feedback. If the category dragged to is the correct category, the picture will spin. If the category is the wrong category, the picture will bounce back. This activity allows the teacher to assess student comprehension without having the picture description. This file can be expanded by adding pictures borrowed from student experience.

Please see picture below of one of the pages of the notebook file.

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PAGES 20-23 - CUSTOMS RELATING TO JERUSALEM, THE TEMPLE AND ITS DESTRUCTION

As part of lesson 2, the students are asked to reflect on the customs related to Jerusalem and the temple, by adding a personal reflection of how they keep / practice this custom.
In order to integrate technology into this activity, and make it come to life, the students are invited to record their reflection by using a free service called Eyejot. By going to www.eyejot.com (where it is recommended that the teacher opens a free classroom account for the younger students, or each student can open their own account depending on school policy), each student can video record their reflection (even at home, showing for example the unpainted corner of the wall) and send it to either the classroom email account or the teacher email account.
This can be shared in a summary lesson, or used as part of the assessment for the unit.


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