CIC 07 – Jerusalem

CIC 07 – Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Big Idea: Political capitals and religious centers are very different kinds of symbols. Symbols can become a quintessence/microcosm of what they represent.

TOPICS

  • Holy or Central?
  • Religious or National?
  • Divided or United?
  • Annexed or Occupied?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND VIDEO LINKS

READINGS:

Students will know: 

  • Religious significance of Jerusalem to the religions 
  • Religious significance of other sites to other religions 
  • Cultural and political significance of Jerusalem to Judaism 
  • Modern history of Jerusalem

Big Ideas: 

  • The status of Jerusalem is an obstacle to a final peace agreement 
  • Jerusalem is of major importance to the three Abrahamic faiths 
  • Jerusalem is the historical and political capital of the Jewish people

Learning Activities: 

  • Jerusalem video 
  • Religious Jerusalem 
  • Pre-1967 photos and maps 
  • Post-1967 map 
  • State department 
  • Updated Jerusalem status

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