Bite-Size Lessons for Yom Ha'atzma'ut Now Available for Download

Now Available: A new batch of free, ready-to-go lessons and activities for Yom Ha'atzma'ut from the Behrman House collection.

Our free Educator Resource page is chock-full of Judaics and Hebrew lessons and activities for learners of all ages. The collection includes the following lessons to celebrate Israel's Independence Day (coming up on April 17):

  • K-2 - Through discussion and creative activities, learn why Israel’s Independence Day is a joyful, important occasion. 
  • 3-6 - Explore how Yom Ha'atzma'ut started, how we celebrate it, and why it’s important to the Jewish people.
  • 7+ -  Learn how and why we celebrate Israel’s Independence Day, and find personal connections to the holiday.

This new release is part of our commitment to help you provide a meaningful learning experience for your students - whether you are back in the classroom, continuing remote learning, or implementing a blended home/school environment. 

Find the Yom Ha'atzma'ut Lessons and the Educator Resource page here.


We're also giving you access to a downloadable unit from Israel...It's Complicated, the new resource created in collaboration with the Center for Israel Education to help students understand and navigate the complexity of Israeland develop their own personal connections to the modern state.

Israel…It’s Complicated provides both an overview of the Jewish historical connection to the land and a portrait of today’s modern Israeli culture, and at the same time, refuses to shy away from the nuance that Israel navigates. Israel...It's Complicated uses primary documents, real quotes from real people, vivid contemporary photos, and activities relevant to students lives to give them an understanding of the multifaceted place that is Israel today. 

Find the Israel...It's Complicated student material here. 

Find the Israel...It's Complicated lesson and teacher material here. 

Click here for companion videos and other digital resources about Israel.




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