Learn about the Kibbutz
By the end of the lesson, the children will have learnt about the Kibbutz and created their own Kibbutz
- Brainstorm about Israel – children to recap and add anything they know about Israel and the main cities and sites.
- Introduce the Lesson – Explain that today we will take a journey to a Kibbutz – ask if any of the children know what a Kibbutz is or have visited a Kibbutz.
- Read through the Life on a Kibbutz fact file – share with children what a Kibbutz is and why they are so unique.
- ShowPictures of a life on a Kibbutz from fact file and ask children to discuss some of the main priorities and ways of living on the Kibbutz. Make a note of these on the board for later reference.The Kibbutz could be designed on A3 card using colours and lots of decoration. Make sure that everything needed to run a successful Kibbutz is included. Prompts will be needed.
If the children are working in smaller groups, ask them to present their Kibbutz to the rest of the class.
- Design and create own Kibbutz – Children to plan a design for their Kibbutz using the list from the board. Children to think about what the Kibbutz will produce (oranges, milk, wine, leather, cotton), whether there will be a school, doctors, farm or other important things on it. How many people will be able to stay on the Kibbutz – this needs to link in to the number of workers they will need. Remember, that on a Kibbutz, workers will live on the Kibbutz and earn their food and keep rather than earn lots of money for doing a job. Everybody helps everybody by using their skills.
- Children to stamp their passports – Be as decorative as you like to show the lesson completed.