NOTES The Jews did not have a homeland to flee to, because they lived all over the world. Why is it bad that the Jews did not have a homeland? Palestinians have been living on the Arabian peninsula and in Israel for generations.
NOTES Jewish Nationalism (Zionism) is the teachings that the Jewish culture and interests are superior to any other. Arab Nationalism is the teachings that the Arabic/Palestinian culture and interests are superior to any other. Is nationalism positive or negative? Why do you think so?
NOTES The decision that was made in history was to split Israel between the Palestinians and the Jews so that they would always have a homeland to return to. What do you think happened in history? What are some possible effects of splitting land between Jews and Palestinians?
NOTES This meant that there were over 7,000,000 Palestinian refugees who were kicked off of the land that they had lived on for so long. The Jews did not allow them to assimilate. After splitting Israel, things have not gone well. Israelis and Palestinians are still arguing about mutual recognition, borders, security, water rights, control of Jerusalem, Israeli settlements, the Palestinian freedom of movement, and resolving Palestinian claims of a right of return for their refugees.
TIMELINE Create a timeline of the events of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.
BUCKETS: CAUSE AND EFFECTS OF THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT What is a cause? What is an effect? Put each of the key points in a bucket. They should either go in the cause bucket or in the effect bucket!
INDEPENDENT WORK IN A TWO (2) PARAGRAPH ESSAY, explain what you think the most important event was that you learned about today. Use evidence from history to explain why you think it was important.
PLANNING THE ESSAY: GETTING STARTED What vocabulary do you want/need to use? What are some ACTION verbs you can use to increase the reader’s attention? What are the KEY UNDERSTANDINGS you want the reader to take away from your essay? BRAINSTORM! Use a concept map (bubble map, Venn Diagram, Cause/Effect flow map, outline) How are different pieces of information related to other pieces of information? If you were reading this essay for the first time, what would you want to know? Don’t assume your reader knows anything about this! You need to explain it thoroughly so the reader will understand your point of view.
PLANNING THE ESSAY: CREATING AN INTRODUCTION Introduces the subject to be discussed. Provides a little background about why this subject is important. Includes a thesis statement (statement of belief) you will prove in your essay.
PLANNING THE ESSAY: PARAGRAPH 1 State your FIRST belief/opinion. Give an example that supports the reasons for your FIRST belief or opinion. Use enough facts to support your argument! Don’t assume your reader knows anything about this, so explain it! Give a second example that supports the reasons for your FIRST belief or opinion. Again, use enough facts to support your argument and don’t assume your reader knows anything about this. Explain it!
PLANNING THE ESSAY: PARAGRAPH 2 State your SECOND belief/opinion. Give an example that supports the reasons for your SECOND belief or opinion. Use enough facts to support your argument! Don’t assume your reader knows anything about this, so explain it! Give a second example that supports the reasons for your SECOND belief or opinion. Again, use enough facts to support your argument and don’t assume your reader knows anything about this. Explain it!
PLANNING THE ESSAY: CONCLUSION The conclusion is where you drawn all of your reasons together to support your thesis/main idea that you provided the reader in the introduction. “Because (FIRST belief), as shown by (Example 1) and (Example 2), I believe…” “Because (SECOND belief), as shown by (Example 1) and (Example 2), I believe…” “Therefore, (restate your thesis/main idea).” This is very cut-and-dry, so you will want to word-smith your conclusion so that it is more interesting to the reader.
THINGS TO AVOID IN YOUR ESSAY 1.You do not need to tell me what you’re going to tell me – just tell me! (“Today I’m going to tell you about…”) 2.Don’t begin a sentence with, “Well,…” Words that do not add information detract and weaken your sentence. (EX. “Mary went to the doctor” is a much stronger sentence than “Well, like, Mary went to the doctor, see…”) 3.Use paragraphs to signal to the reader the important facts. 4.Use transition words to help the reader understand the facts. 5.Don’t distract the reader with a cutesy ending. (“Well, that’s what I think. I hope you enjoyed my essay!”)
EXIT TICKET 1.List THREE causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 2.List TWO effects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 3.Put the events in order on the timeline: