Yom Ha’Atzmaut – Israel’s Independence Day: Suggested Links for Teaching and Learning

Israel declared its independence on May 14, 1948. Every year since, we celebrate the rebirth of the modern Jewish state on the 5th of Iyar which was the date of independence on the Hebrew calendar.

Below we offer several links to resources to enhance yours and your students celebration of this day.  

Some activity suggestion for using the links below:

  • Have students decorate paper airplanes like Israel’s and film how well they fly in their living rooms to recreate the IDF airshow/flyover. 
  • Ask students to create videos of how they cook and celebrate Israel’s creation and post these to online classes.  
  • Ask groups of students to learn one of the songs and create a gallery video of them singing and/or performing them, or make their own music videos on Tik Tok
  • Have students submit alternative suggestions to the State of Israel as to how to celebrate this year while keeping the public safe.  
  • Students can watch the video of last year’s drone performance and try to identify the various historic sites the hundreds of drones depict, and to either research and present that site or to suggest additional sites for this year’s drone performance.   

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