CIC 03 – The Palestinian Narrative

CIC 03 – The Palestinian Narrative

THE PALESTINIAN NARRATIVE

Big Idea: Humans define origin, identity and purpose through narrative (nations are a social construct)  

TOPICS

  • Geography, Refugees, Occupation
  • Statistics
  • Man on the Street
  • Definitions

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND VIDEO LINKS

READINGS:


Students will know: 

  • The Palestinian narrative of the State of Israel Students will understand: 
  • How the two narratives address Jerusalem, refugees, and Occupation 
  • How the narratives compete in the media, and on campus Students will: 
  • Reflect critically on the moral and political dilemmas facing Israel 
  • Articulate their personal Zionist narrative 

Big Ideas: 

  • The Palestinians are an indigenous people that define themselves as a nation 
  • Zionism is a colonial movement which stole Arab lands 
  • Justice is returning Palestinians to self-rule in their land and homes 

Key Knowledge: 

  • Definition of Palestinian nation is based on land 
  • The Naqba narrative
  • Life under Occupation 

Learning Activities: 

  • Map of eroding Palestine 
  • Balfour 100 video 
  • Posters of keys, Right of Return, and Naqba 
  • Life under Occupation video 
  • Project Ask 
  • Jesus and Canaanite slides

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