Saturday, October 4, 2008
Homeschooling about ISRAEL
Hi, everyone! I have been missing "blogging", although I've had lots to talk about. I just haven't made it online to write. However, I won't try to catch up. Instead I have a request from my international friends, especially any in Israel.
My girls and I are currently learning about Israel for our Geography studies. They have an outline "map" of Israel, but this is merely a black and white outline of the state (by the way, would we call Israel a "state" or a "country"?) and I've had the children place a mark where the capital of Jerusalem would be. However, I'd like a better map of Israel and am having difficulty finding one.
Does anyone have any suggestions of book titles that I might look for regarding Israel (non-fiction) or children's stories with settings in Israel or any aspect of life in Israel (fiction). My girls are ages 7 and 10, so any reading suggestions for that age group would be so appreciated. I have searched my own library for titles but have been unsuccessful in finding much. So does anyone have any suggestions of books that might be fun for my children to read?
Also, I would just LOVE to show my children what a real shekel looks like, something they can hold and feel for themselves. Can anyone send a sample of Israeli currency?
I would also like to ask if anyone has a sample of Israeli stamps, used or new, that they could send to my girls. Did I read that Israeli stamps actually have "Israel" written in the 3 languages spoken, Hebrew, Arabic, and English? This book I read is from 1987, 21 years ago, so I don't know if some of the information is still accurate today. But I do know that a few stamps to include in their notebooks would make studying even more fun for them, I'm sure.
Can anyone help us learn more about Israel in these ways or perhaps some other way you might think of? Any websites that you think might be helpful for us to refer to? Drop me a comment here or email me by clicking on the mailbox in the right column if you have any ideas or can help us in this study of Israel. Thank you in advance. I know that there are fellow knitters and crocheters out there in Israel, and I hope to hear from someone soon.
I think I need an Israeli penpal...