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Palestinian-Israeli course

Israeli/Palestinian course
12 minute in class assignment

One of your friends, who is a 9th grade teacher, lights up as you mention that you are taking a course on the Israeli-Palestinian situation. The friend says: “wow, next month my 9th grade social studies class will spend two weeks on this topic…..from what you are learning, please tell recommend 3 historical items (events, dates, etc.) before 1948 that for sure I should mention to the class as background on this topic.?

Since this person is a friend, you want to help. Respond with 3 paragraphs, each listing one event and for that event providing a brief justification for why that event is very important in the history of this conflict.

The teacher for whom you are writing these paragraphs is intelligent and dedicated but has no background on this issue. You by comparison are becoming an expert.


Note: twelve minutes from now groups will form in which people compare their answers to this exercise and develop a diagram of some important events in the pre-1948 history based on these papers. The group diagram and the individual papers will than be collected and read but not graded. You will receive credit for participating in this exercise so be sure you name is on your paper.