Description: Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, is considered a holy city by three religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. For centuries it has also been a spiritual center. Just like the dove, it is associated with peace and its name is even thought to be derived from the phrase “of peace.” Students will identify Jerusalem’s religious significance to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. They will also learn about the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and explore what it is like for people on both sides of the conflict.
Grade level(s): Middle and High School Standards: OAS, GFL Produced By: Bob Harrelson