This video, prepared as Israel approached its 73rd birthday in 2021, incorporates multiple perspectives on the previous year. Have members of your class, in small groups or collectively, create a similar video addressing the highs and lows, the achievements and the challenges, for Israel from the past year. Students can research specific areas (politics, religion, culture, diplomacy, sports, art, technology, etc.) to prepare their contributions to the video. They also may interview adults for their views.

Consider the following questions:

• What are three major challenges and successes you can identify for Israel in the past year (possible areas include but are not limited to technology, archaeology, international relations, politics, culture, peoplehood and the economy)?

• What can we look forward to in the coming year?

• What would you recommend as the theme for this year’s Independence Day celebrations?