Ancient 

Hebrews

Ancient Hebrews

$150 for 5 weeks

Teacher

Allison Bruning 

Subjects

History

Ages

11 - 15  years old

   

Sessions

 

Session 1: Beginnings of the Hebrew People

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will define Judaism, monotheism, Torah, covenant, plague, Exodus, Ten Commandments, Moses and Abraham.

Students will define what Abraham's main religious belief.

Students will identify the central belief of the Hebrews.

Students will describe how the Hebrews got to Egypt and why they went.

Students will explain why the Israelites moved to Egypt.

Students will examine the Ten Commandments.

Students will describe Passover and why it is important to ancient history.

Students will identify who Moses was and why he is important to ancient history.

Students will compare/contrast Judaism with other religions.

Students will explain the role the judges played in the lives of ancient Israelites.

Students will identify important judges in ancient Israel.

HOMEWORK

Choose Your Own Adventure

Students will chose ONE of the projects listed below to complete for homework.

They should be ready to share their project with the class in the next session.

1) Make a map that shows the route Abraham and his family took out of Ur. Add to he map the geographical challenges they faced. Be preparead to share your map with the class. 

OR

2) Make a diagram that shows the sequence of major events in the life of Moses. Write a brief description of each event. Be prepared to share your diagram and description with the class. 

Session 2: The Kingdom of Israel

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will define territory, proverb, Davis, Solomon, Babylonian Captivity, Messiah and prophets.

Students will discuss their projects with the class. 

Students will explain why the Israelites decided they needed a king.

Students will identify David and why he is important to ancient history.

Students will identify some of the early kings in Israel. 

Students will examine Solomon's Temple.

Students will generalize what Israel's trade with Phoenicia and Egypt say about its relation with those countries. 

Students will examine the Proverbs of Solomon.

Students will explain how the kingdom of Israel allowed for the growth of Judaism. 

HOMEWORK

Make a timeline of the kings who ruled the kingdom of Israel between 1020 BC and 928 BC. Be sure to label your timeline and be prepared to share your timeline with the class in the next session. 

 

Session 3: Changes for Israel

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will define prophet.

Students will present their time line to the class. 

Students will identify the outcome of the conflicts among the Israelites.

Students will identify what caused Israel to split into two kingdoms.

Students will identify the problems Israel faced after it split from Judah.

Students will explain how the Assyrians controlled the conquered people of Israel. 

Students will identify Deborah and why she is important to ancient history.

Students will describe how Hezekiah saved the people of Judah from the Assyrian invasion. 

HOMEWORK

Write a short story about a visitor to Solomon's Temple.  Be prepared to share your story with the class in the next session. 

Session 4: Defeat and New Beginnings

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will define exile, synagogue, rabbi, Diaspora, canonize and theocracy.

Students will present their story to the class. 

Students will identify the hope that sustained the Jews in exile.

Students will explain how the Babylonians kept control of Judah. 

Students will identify the new ideas Jeremiah brought to the exiled people from Judah.

Students will explain how the Babylonian Exile affected the Jewish people. 

Students will explain how Ezra helped to restore Judaism in Jerusalem.

HOMEWORK

Make a chart that shows the changes in Judaism under the Babylonians and the Persians. Your chart should have two columns. Label the first column Babylonians and the second column Persians. List at least two changes in each column. Be ready to present your chart to the class in the next session. 

Session 5: Rome and Judah

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will define Diaspora, rabbi, Christianity, Islam and synagogue.

Students will present their chart to the class. 

Students will identify the relationship of Judah to Syria.

Students will explain why the Jews rebelled against the Syrian rulers.

Students will identify the result of Jewish resistance to Roman rule.

Students will describe how Judaism survived after the Temple was destroyed in AD 70.

Students will describe the lasting effects of Jewish resistance to Roman rule. 

Students will explain what happened to Jewish beliefs when the Jews were in exile.

Students will describe how Jews kept their culture alive. 

Students will identify what the Commentaries and Talmud are. 

Students will describe how Judaism influenced Christianity and Islam. 

Students will identify who Yohanan bed Zaccai and Judah Maccabee were and why they are important to ancient history.

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