Podcast Series & Educational Resources
A New Way to Engage Your Students with Israeli History
If you’ve been looking for a fresh way to teach about Israel, suitable for your virtual or physical classroom, then check out our new podcast series. Listen to Dr. Noam Weissman as he goes behind the scenes on some of the most controversial and interesting events in Israeli history, from well-known topics like the Yom Kippur War and HaTikvah to the less-known ones like Altalena and Deir Yassin. Each episode is approximately 20 minutes long, leaving plenty of time for a meaningful, educational and fun discussion.
Below you’ll find a list of all available and upcoming episodes, together with their accompanying resources. The “Unpacking Israeli History” podcast is released weekly on Tuesdays. Remember to subscribe to the podcast on your device for immediate access when the podcast is released.
Topics & Release Schedule
|1||Dreyfus||Listen on Spotify||The Dreyfus Affair|
|2||Herzl||Listen on Spotify||The Zionist Dream|
|3||Balfour||Listen on Spotify||What is the Balfour Declaration|
|4||Hebrew||Listen on Spotify||The Hebrew Language Revival|
|5||Deir Yassin||Listen on Spotify||What is Deir Yassin|
|6||Altalena||Listen on Spotify||The ship that almost sank Israel|
|7||Hatikvah||Listen on Spotify||Does Hatikva mean hope for all|
|8||Eichmann||Listen on Spotify||Operation Finale|
|9||Munich Massacre||Listen on Spotify||Does terrorism work|
|10||Yom Kippur War||Listen on Spotify||When Israel nearly fell|
|11||The First Intifada||Listen on Spotify||What was the first intifada|
|12||Baruch Goldstein||Listen on Spotify||Jewish Terrorism|
|13||Rabin Assasination||Listen on Spotify||The life and assassination of Rabin|
|14||The Second Intifada||Listen on Spotify||The second intifada|
|15||Gush Katif||Listen on Spotify||Israel's disengagement from Gaza|
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Podcast Listening Party
You can hold a podcast listening party with your students or other educators and friends, virtually or in person. It’s like a book club with less need for advance planning.
Gather your audience, listen to the pod and settle in. Since each podcast runs for about 20 minutes, you will have plenty of time for discussion. To help you facilitate good conversation at your listening party, the team at Unpacked for Educators has put together a guide. Please let us know if you have any questions.
The Unpacking Israeli History Podcast series is sponsored by Andrea & Larry Gill
Deir Yassin – Sponsored by Maytal and David Shainberg
Altalena, Hatikvah, and Munich Massacre — In honor of Ala and Yoske (z”l) Brosh
Eichmann — Sponsored by Liz and Moshe Naiman
Rabin Assassination & Second Intifida – Sponsored by Dr. Neil and Pam Weissman
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