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A Winning Way to Celebrate Israel's Independence Day

Now through May 17th

Watch the Israel Pursuit final live event

The LIVE event begins in

Tune in to this space to watch the global tournament of champions!

Are you ready for the event of the year?

Israel Pursuit connects your students with others from around the world, educates them about Israel’s history and culture and actively engages them in a competition for exciting prizes.

The games cover Israel’s history, culture and current events.

Regional winners compete in a live, online, celebrity-studded final tournament for epic prizes.

Six Lessons

Two Winners

Six Regions

Prepare To Be Challenged

Use these videos on the culture, events, ideas and people that shape the modern State of Israel to prepare your students for trivia games.

Here is the menu of materials that will prepare your students for the trivia challenge.

Check out this educator’s guide for a deeper dive on the content we will be assessing!

Sign up below to see the menu of materials that will prepare your students for the trivia challenge!

Regional Winners 2022

Our regional finalists are from the following schools:

  • Hebrew Academy, Montreal, Canada
  • SAR High School, Riverdale, New York, USA,
  • Milken Community School, Los Angeles, USA
  • Sir Manasseh Meyer International School, Singapore
  • Moriah College, Sydney, Australia
  • Cape Town Torah high, Cape Town, South Africa

Let the Games Begin!

Sign up now and start watching, listening and discussing everything you need to compete and send a winner to this year’s live, online celebrity-studded Global Tournament of Champions!

You're all set!

Start preparing your students with our six videos.

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To start the Trivia Challenge, please send your students the following instructions:
  • Enter the challenge here kahoot.it/challenge/08025507 or by entering 08025507 on the Kahoot! app.
  • You will be asked to enter your email address as an identifier, use your school email address.
  • For the Kahoot! nickname enter school name.first name (there is a max of 15 characters, so if school name doesn’t fit, use an acronym)
  • Only one entry per student is allowed into the Championship. If a player plays multiple games, their lowest score will be counted.
 

Got a question? Send us a message, or check out the FAQ.

Top Student

$500 prize to the student with the top score

Runner Up

$250 prize to student with second-top score

Top School

Trophy for the top student’s school

Top Student

Emmanuel S. from Hebrew Academy of Montreal
Canada


USD $500

Runner Up

Emily L. from Jewish Community Secondary School (JCoSS)
England


USD $250

Third Place

Emma F. from Lauder Javne Jewish Community School
Hungary


USD $100

Important Dates

Now through May 5th
Enjoy, engage and inspire students with six videos in the classroom

April 25th
Receive link to regional Kahoot! game

April 25th – May 5th
Play the Israel Pursuit regional game anytime before May 5th. Players are scored based on correct answers and the amount of time taken to complete the game. Students will compete against other students within their geographical region.

May 9th
Announcement of the regional winners.
If one of your students is a winner, you will receive additional content to prepare him or her for the final live tournament.

May 9th-16th
The 6 regional winners will prepare for the live final event based on the additional videos provided.

May 17th – Celebrity-Studded Live Tournament Event
All participants in the game are invited to watch and cheer for their favorite player or region. Join hundreds of schools around the world to celebrate Israel.

  • 12pm Pacific
  • 3pm Eastern
  • 8pm GMT
  • 10pm Israel
  • 7am Melbourne/Sydney (May 18)

FAQs

All schools are eligible to register for Israel Pursuit. Once you sign up, share the six videos provided with your students. The questions in the regional games are based on these.

Each video is accompanied by educational resources that will inspire discussion while preparing for the regional game.

Educators who sign up will receive a link to the regional Kahoot! game. The game should be played anytime between April 25th and May 5th.

Students participating in the regionals  Kahoot! game will be ranked based on the number of correct answers and the speed with which questions are answered. The top student in each of the 6 regions will win top Unpacked swag, be featured on our social media channels and will be invited to compete in the live, online, celebrity-studded Tournament of Champions virtual event on May 17th.

A grand prize of $500 will be awarded to the winner of the Tournament of Champions. Second place prize is $250. The grand prize winner’s school will receive a customized trophy.

There is no minimum number of students. Each educator can share the Kahoot! Game with any students who wish to participate. Students compete with other students in their region for a place in the final live tournament.

Of course! We have a wide range of videos and resources for you to use for your curriculum. You can find them all here. Hope you can join next year!

You will receive an email early in the day on April 25th with a link to the game.

If you do not receive the link by April 26th, please contact aposen@unpacked.education and we will send it to you right away.

The detailed instructions for how to run a Kahoot! game can be found here.

This year, the final tournament of Israel Pursuit will be almost two weeks after Yom Ha’atzmaut giving you the freedom and flexibility to use our materials for your programs and prepare for the event at the same time.

Of course! The final live event will be fun-filled with celebrities from Israel. You and your students are sure to have a blast watching and cheering from you screens to see who takes home the grand prize.

We are happy to help! Please contact aposen@unpacked.education and we will walk you though any questions or issues.

In Partnership With

This project was made possible thanks to the generous support of:

Chaya Tova & David Hartman
Barbara & Sid Sobel

Yom Ha’atzmaut 2021 Highlights

Over 10,900 students from 141 schools in twelve countries participated in the 2021 Global Trivia Challenge. Winners from Canada, England and Hungary took home cash prizes and trophies.

141

schools

12

countries

10,900

students

3

winners

“This was in my opinion a fantastic opportunity and engaging program that I hope helps model future engaging programs and activities!"
Molly Gimbel
Congregation Beth El - South Orange, NJ

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Israel Pursuit 2022 Rules

Eligibility

  • This game is intended for — and will draw its winners from — middle school and high school age students anywhere in the world.
  • Educators must sign up students for participation in the game using the form on the game landing page.

Playing the Israel Pursuit regional Game

  • Students must enter in school name.first name and their email address when registering to play in the regional Kahoot! challenge. (This is crucial to being identified as a winner.)
  • This game is a “challenge” version of Kahoot! and is played by the students on their own devices. 
  • The teacher can set up a time for everyone to play simultaneously, or allow students to play individually. 
  • Questions in the Kahoot! will be taken from the six videos provided; no other source materials are needed.
  • Scores from all the games across each region will be compiled at the end of the play period.
  • The game will be open for play from April 25th through May 5th.
  • Students may only play the regional game one time. If a student plays multiple games, their lowest score will be counted.

Regional Winners

  • The regional winners will be selected based on highest scores across all of the games played during the competition period in each region. 
  • Winners will be announced via email on May 9th, 2022.
  • Finalists will be notified via direct email. Teachers of the finalist students will also be notified.
  • Finalists will be sent additional content to study in preparation for the championship round.

Live Championship Round

  • The regional finalists will then compete in a live event over zoom on May 17th at 3pm Eastern Time.
  • The first-place winner will receive 500 US$ and the runner up will get 250 US$.
  • The school of the first-place winner will receive a trophy and be celebrated on our social media channels. 

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