Israeli- Palestinian Conflict Newscast
Each group will be assigned a significant event in the Israeli- Palestinian Conflict. You are to research
and take notes on this event, finding out what is important about it. You need to include important
dates, important political figures that participated in the event, and describe the impact the event had
on both the State of Israel and Palestine. You need to find at least 6 important facts about this event
that you will present.
Your group will then write a one page summary of the event(in your own words). From this summary,
you need to create a script for a newscast. You need to present the information as though you are living
in the time in which the event is occurring. The newscast should be presented just like a newscast
would be, like it is important breaking news. Your group needs to come up with a creative way of
presenting the information, such as having a reporter at the news desk, and one on the scene of the
event. Feel free to include graphics or photos that would go along with your story.
You need to either film your newscast at home, or you can use the flip cam to film it at school. These
newscasts should be rehearsed, do not throw something together and film on the first take. It will be
clear that this is what you did, and points will be deducted from your grade. Keep in mind that these are
serious events, and should be treated that way, videos that have students laughing or giggling
throughout will also have points deducted. That is why having a script, and rehearsing are so
The purpose of this exercise is to inform your classmates about the events, so make sure you focus on
the things mentioned in the first paragraph:
date (include a brief timeline of the event if it lasted over an extended period of time)
reason for event
what led up to it
important political figures involved,
impact on Israel and Palestine,
were any other countries involved,
as well as anything else you feel is important for us to know.
Please use the Rubric as a guideline for the actual presentation.
1947 Creation of the State of Israel
1948 Arab- Israeli war (Nakba)
The Six- Day War
Yom Kippur War
Camp David Accords
The First Intifada