Yom Haatzmaut Global Trivia Championship 2020

Celebrate Israel by learning, connecting and winning

This Yom Ha’atzmaut connect your students with others across the globe, share Israel’s deep and rich history, and engage them in a trivia challenge. 

This program features an hour of video content (six videos) across a range of topics in Israeli history plus a 30-minute trivia activity. Each video is accompanied by educational resources that allow for meaningful discussion and engagement. The trivia game is a global Kahoot! with participants from schools all over the world. 

As with any good competition, there will be prizes! We’ll be awarding a $250 Amazon gift card to the first place winner, a $75 gift card to the second, and a $50 gift card to the third. Plus, the winning student’s school will get a trophy!

Six Lessons

Three Winners

Global Trivia Challenge

Six Lessons

Six videos that cover events, ideas and people that shaped the modern State of Israel. Bring them to life in your classroom with lessons and interactive quizzes.

Sign up below to see the videos and prepare for the global quiz!

Use these videos to prepare for the global quiz:

The convoy of 35

The dramatic, tragic and ultimately uplifting story of the “Lamed Heh,” the convoy of 35.

The Yom Kippur War

On contemplating the leadership during, and repercussions of, this difficult war.

What is Zionism?

The term has become a loaded one in recent years. This video addresses several aspects of Zionism.

UN Resolution 181

The “Partition Plan.” This plan was to divide the land into two states: one Jewish and one Arab.

Israel’s War of Independence

Would Israel, a tiny, fledgling country, defeat these armies? Would the newly founded IDF pull this off?

The Women of Zionism

Meet the influential women in Israel’s history who each helped to shape Israeli society.

How to Kahoot! Remotely

Using Kahoot! in a classroom setting is a breeze, and there are two easy ways to run Kahoot! games for remote teaching. Check out our guide that explains how to use Kahoot! with online learning.

The Global Trivia Challenge

Sign your school up now to begin watching and discussing the key events that shaped the modern State of Israel, and prep your students from 6th-12th grade for the global competition!

You're all set!

Start preparing your students with our six videos and quizzes.

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.

Yom Ha'atzmaut Global Trivia Championship Winners
Third Place

Varvara from Lauder Etz Chaim Moscow School
Moscow, Russia

$50 Amazon gift card to student with third-top global score

Top Student

Itamar from Martin J. Gottlieb Day School
Jacksonville, FL

$250 Amazon gift card to winning student with the top global score

Runner Up

Elliott from SAR High School
New York, NY

$75 Amazon gift card to student with second-top global score

The school of the #1 winning student and receiving an engraved trophy is
Martin J. Gottlieb Day School

Key Dates

April 6 – April 27
Integrate the six video lessons into your curriculum

April 27
Last day to enroll your school and sign up for the Global Trivia Challenge

April 28
We will email you a special link to join the Global Trivia Challenge

April 29 – May 8
Partake in the Global Trivia Challenge

May 11, 2020
Challenge winners announced

FAQs

Schools from all over the world are eligible to join by signing up. The trivia competition is based on the content in six history of Israel videos available on the Unpacked for Educators website. The videos cover a wide-range of topics in Israeli history. 

Each video is accompanied by educational resources that encourage meaningful discussion and engagement. You can plan your curriculum however you see fit to best prepare your students for the trivia game.

Each participating group (school or class) will receive a link for a 30-minute trivia activity (Kahoot!).

Your students can play this game anytime between April 29 – May 8. You can set up a time for everyone to play together, or allow them to play individually. Scores are based on correct answers and the speed of answering.

Winners will be announced on May 11th and prizes will be distributed following the announcement.

Play the game anytime between April 29 – May 8. You can set up a time for everyone to play together, or allow them to play individually.

This game is a “challenge” version of Kahoot! and is played by the students on their own devices, you do not need to share your screen with them.

Definitely — we have a wide range of videos and resources for you to use for your curriculum. Hope you can join the next one!

You will receive an email the day before the event with the exact link.

Please contact aposen@unpacked.educaton and we will send it to you right away!

Play the game anytime between April 29 – May 8. You can set up a time for everyone to play together, or allow them to play individually.

This game is a “challenge” version of Kahoot! and is played by the students on their own devices, you do not need to share your screen with them.

Instructions to Play

  • Share the link or Kahoot! PIN to the Championship with your students. (You will receive the link once you sign up.)
  • Make sure your students enter in school name.first name when registering to play in the Kahoot! quiz.
  • Only one entry per student is allowed into the Championship. If a player is found to play multiple games, their lowest score will be counted.

Highlights from Yom Haatzmaut 2019

138

schools

11

countries

17,031

students

“[The Yom Ha'atzmaut program] was a great success. Went really well. Students learned a lot from the movie and the discussion groups had very meaningful conversations. I think it was an eye opener for many of them on different levels (diversity, actual transition from HS to the army, etc.).”