Introduction


The Eyes on Israel Curriculum

The Eyes on Israel curriculum consists of four modules. Each module is composed of a group of interrelated lessons that encourage students with diverse learning styles to master clearly delineated instructional objectives. The four modules are:

  1. A Brief History of Modern Israel: An overview of the history of Israel from the late 19th century to the current day providing basic facts and events concerning the Arab-Israeli conflict.
  2. Journalism and Its Responsibilities: An introduction to the obligations of journalists in covering complex issues like the Arab-Israeli confrontation. Students will explore journalistic standards and ethics and their relationship to reporting on Israel.
  3. The 1967 Six-Day War and U.N. Security Council Resolution 242: A Case Study in News Media Coverage: An examination of the landmark 1967 Six-Day War and U.N. Security Council Resolution 242, a key diplomatic component of Arab-Israeli negotiations and how those talks are depicted in the media.
  4. What YOU Can Do: An instructional module teaching students how to advocate balanced and accurate coverage of the Middle East, being mindful of journalists’ responsibility to follow their own professional standards.