The film Jerusalem provides an eye-opening tour of one of the world's oldest and most enigmatic cities. Discover why this tiny piece of land is sacred to three major religions through the stories of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim families who call Jerusalem home. Five thousand years of history have not dulled Jerusalem's appeal or importance; rather, this special city presents an exciting opportunity to engage middle school and high school learners in awe-inspiring content.
Use the activities, reference materials, and other resources in this collection to discover the physical and cultural geography of this special place, dive into the religions that call Jerusalem home, and make learning personal by encouraging learners to cross social boundaries that exist in their own lives.
Use these middle and high school materials in your classroom to teach the physical and human geography of Jerusalem.
Read case studies featuring active archaeological sites, and compare and contrast the different technological techniques that are being used to rediscover Jerusalem's past.
Location, Location, Location
Learn more about the physical geography of Israel and Jerusalem.
The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Learn more about how National Geographic Emerging Explorer Aziz Abu Sarah is working to build relationships between Israelis and Palestinians in Jerusalem and throughout Israel.
Read about these inspiring people and organizations working to foster cultural understanding in a region rife with conflict.
Travel through time using historical maps from the National Geographic archives. Zoom in and around the high resolution maps.