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Lesson Objective:
Learn about the History of Israel
Create a Timeline

Lesson Outcome:
By the end of the lesson, the children will have created a timeline showing the history of Israel

Israeli Embassy Timeline
Timeline Template
Timeline Big Pictures
Timeline Cut-Out Pictures


  • Brainstorm about Israel – children to recap and add anything they know about Israel.

Main Teaching

  • Introduce the Lesson – Explain that we will now talk about the History of the State of Israel and how it became the modern home land for the Jewish people.
  • Timeline – Show children the time line pages and work through the dates 1897 (Theodore Herzl) to 1979 (Israel-Egypt peace treaty). After each of the 8 events talk in appropriate detail about the person or event that occurred. Stick a picture of the relevant event underneath the board to begin to create a timeline.
  • Recap each of the events – work through picture timeline, adding dates and relevant information. Go back to website if necessary, so that children understand the 8 events that occurred leading up to, and after, the creation of the State of Israel in 1948.


  • Create timeline of events – Children to use pictures , dates and descriptions to order the 8 events into a timeline of the creation of the State of Israel.  (Enlarge the A4 timeline and pictures into A3)