Expedition Earth ~ Israel

Shalom! Welcome to our Geography Curriculum week on Israel!

Here are some of the highlights of the week:

Of course we stamped our passports and greeted each other, Shalom!


We located Israel on the map. This is the smallest country we’ve done so far, so the kids really had to look to find it.


We played the Israeli version of tic tac toe. instead of marking your spot with an X or an O they use colored rocks. And instead of putting them in the blanks the rocks are placed on the intersections of the lines. 3 in a row wins!


We learned about the Dome of the Rock, and made a painting with foil on top.


We worked on our Israel Lapbook Component:


We learned about animals found in Israel, the Teeny Tot was particularly tickled with this activity.


We finished our animal lapbooks then classified them on our wall, here are our favorites:



We made these cool stone inlays that we’ll use as coasters. I do have to point out that this didn’t go quite as smoothly as I’d expected because I only had one mold, so each person had to wait about an hour for it to dry before the next one could do theirs! oh well, lesson learned. They still turned out pretty cool.


Of course we finished our week by visiting an Middle Eastern restaurant that served us yummy Falafel. (Okay, so the kids didn’t like it, but it’s all about experiencing the culture right?)


We also learned:

  • Where Israel is on the map, the Mediterranean Sea, the Dead Sea, and the capital
  • A song in Hebrew
  • How to say “Hello” in Hebrew
  • How to pray for the Jewish people
  • About children in Israel
  • Completed a lapbook activity
  • Completed and classified animals of Israel
  • Learned new Geography terms
  • Made a stone inlay craft
  • Learned about the Dome of the Rock
  • Learned about the 7th Wonder of the World: Petra in Jordan

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  • Crisc October 19, 2010 at 5:38 am

    Your projects are awesome and I hope you get some blog awards cause you have helped my family so much!I ask of you today for some prayers, I'm in need of them so if you or anyone else reads this..Please say a prayer for me today..THANKS SO MUCH!!

  • sarahssweeties October 19, 2010 at 5:47 am

    You make learning so much fun!!

  • Karmeleon October 19, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Now do Singapore – even smaller! ;D

  • Anonymous October 19, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Fantastic ! We just started our 'exploration' yesterday ! It is SUCH a fabulous curriculum..thanks SO much. You are an inspiration xxxx

  • Mama Teaching 3 October 19, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Nice work!

  • Susie Noël October 20, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    I just looked at Petra. What an amazing place. I can't wait to see more. Thank you for introducing me to it.

  • Staci L. February 22, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Do you remember where you got this lapbook from? Thank you!StaciSRL7698@hotmail.com

  • A November 25, 2012 at 12:47 am

    Really like your blog. I use most of your resources to teach my children.

    I just thought I’ll send you a link which will give an insight to how Israel was formed!



  • S October 7, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Love your blog but disappointed to see no mention of Palestine. Also countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Jordan, Syria, Egypt… Do I sense a bias here?

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