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Ancient Israel

Pixton Lesson Plan on Ancient Israel

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Featured Layouts

When students complete the activities in this lesson plan, they will use the following comic layout types.

  • Storyboard
  • Mind Map
  • Timeline
  • Poster

Your students will create amazing images like these in no time!

This free, printable Pixton lesson plan brings ancient civilizations to life with comics and storyboards.
This free, printable Pixton lesson plan brings ancient civilizations to life with comics and storyboards.
Pixton Lesson Plan on Ancient Israel

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Ancient Israel

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  • Dunes
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  • Hill
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  • Prop Stained Glass Window
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  • Roll
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  • Sheep
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  • Stable
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  • Temple
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Teacher Guide

Ancient Israel

Step 1Class discussion with students

Getting Started

Jerusalem is one of the world’s oldest and most historical cities. The old city of Jerusalem is divided into four quarters that are home to people of the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faiths. Even though they live in the same city, they are separated by walls which prevent regular communication between the people of each quarter.

Opening Discussion

At school, students are separated by grades, social groups, or cliques that create invisible walls. Print out a map of your school and ask your students to identify regions of the school that correspond with certain social groups.

Ask your students the following questions:

  • Why do we create social boundaries in our world?
  • Is it possible to cross these social boundaries?
  • What forces keep these social boundaries in place?
  • What happens if you do not belong to any social group?
  • How can students break the social boundaries in their school?
  • How can the people of Jerusalem break the religious boundaries that separate them?
Step 2Pixton comic-making activities
  • Make a Storyboard or Mind Map
    The Ten Commandments

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  • Make a Timeline, Storyboard, or ...
    Jewish Exile

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  • Make a Storyboard
    What is Gaza?

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  • Extension / Modification
    Timeline (Extension / Modification)

    Create a Timeline of the major events that occurred between David’s founding of Jerusalem, and the exile of the Jews after the destruction of the second temple.

  • Extension / Modification
    Poster (Extension / Modification)

    Create an informative Poster about a Jewish celebration such as Hanukkah, Passover or Bar/Bat Mitzvahs.

Step 3Concluding discussion with students

Explore the architecture and history of the first Jewish temple known as Solomon’s Temple, built in 823 BCE and later destroyed in the Siege of Jerusalem in 587 BCE. Even though there is no archaeological evidence, there are several references in the old testament to the Temple of Solomon. Construct a diorama or a replica of the Temple of Solomon with images or floor plans found on the Internet.

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Pixton Activity: Ancient Israel 1 The Ten Commandments

Featured Layouts

  • Storyboard
  • Mind Map

Instructions

Create a Mind Map or Storyboard that depicts six of the Ten Commandments.

Each panel should include:

  • a title
  • an appropriate graphic
  • a detailed description of the commandment

See the rubric for grading guidelines.

Rubric: The Ten Commandments

Use this interactive rubric for easy, thorough assessment. It can even be used by students for self-assessment!

5 4 3 2 1
Understanding of Concepts • explains with extensive detail
• numerous connections made between concept and activity
• illustrations and descriptions are comprehensive
• explains with detail
• considerable connections made between concept and activity
• illustrations and descriptions have purpose
• explains with sufficient detail
• several connections made between concept and activity
• illustrations and descriptions have basic purpose
• explains with limited detail
• limited connections made between concept and activity
• illustrations and descriptions have little purpose
• explains with no detail
• very few connections made between concept and activity
• illustrations and descriptions have no purpose
Inquiry/Research Skills • Extensive use of details; support from a wide variety of sources
• Facts are accurate and complete
• Source are accurately listed
• Considerable use of details; support from several sources
• Facts are accurate
• Sources are accurately listed
• Includes several relevant details; basic use of sources
• Facts are consistent
• Sources listed
• Some relevant details included; sources are limited
• Facts contain some inaccuracies
• No sources listed
• Very few relevant use of details
• Facts are inaccurate or false
• No sources listed
Communication • excellent communication of ideas
• statements are dynamic with extensive development
• descriptions are purposeful and well organized
• effective communication of ideas
• statements are powerful with appropriate development
• descriptions are concise and organized
• sufficient communication of ideas
• statements are consistent with increasing development
• descriptions are basic and organized
• poor communication of ideas
• statements are general with some development
• descriptions are limited and unorganized
• inadequate communication of ideas
• statement are general with little development
• descriptions are incomplete and unorganized
Style • correct sentence structure, grammar, spelling and punctuation; may include some errors in complex structures
• panels are highly organized with exceptional use of supporting details
• few errors in basic sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, or grammar; errors do not interfere with meaning
• panels have excellent organization with effective use of supporting details
• occasional errors in sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, or grammar; errors rarely interfere with meaning
• panels have basic organization and supporting details
• several errors in sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, or grammar; errors may make parts hard to follow
• panels have limited organization and supporting details
• repeated errors in basic sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, or grammar often make the writing hard to understand
• panels are unorganized and lack supporting details
Total
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Pixton Activity: Ancient Israel 2 Jewish Exile

Featured Layouts

  • Storyboard
  • Mind Map
  • Timeline

Instructions

Create a comic depicting the events of the Jewish Diaspora (exile) from Jerusalem in 70 AD.

Be sure to Include:

  • The destruction of the second temple in Jerusalem in 70 AD
  • Jewish exile from the Roman Empire
  • The renaming of the country by the Romans

Each panel should include appropriate details, and dates.

See the rubric for grading guidelines.

Rubric: Jewish Exile

Use this interactive rubric for easy, thorough assessment. It can even be used by students for self-assessment!

5 4 3 2 1
Understanding of Concepts • explains with extensive detail
• numerous connections made between concept and activity
• illustrations and descriptions are comprehensive
• explains with detail
• considerable connections made between concept and activity
• illustrations and descriptions have purpose
• explains with sufficient detail
• several connections made between concept and activity
• illustrations and descriptions have basic purpose
• explains with limited detail
• limited connections made between concept and activity
• illustrations and descriptions have little purpose
• explains with no detail
• very few connections made between concept and activity
• illustrations and descriptions have no purpose
Inquiry/Research Skills • Extensive use of details; support from a wide variety of sources
• Facts are accurate and complete
• Source are accurately listed
• Considerable use of details; support from several sources
• Facts are accurate
• Sources are accurately listed
• Includes several relevant details; basic use of sources
• Facts are consistent
• Sources listed
• Some relevant details included; sources are limited
• Facts contain some inaccuracies
• No sources listed
• Very few relevant use of details
• Facts are inaccurate or false
• No sources listed
Communication • excellent communication of ideas
• statements are dynamic with extensive development
• descriptions are purposeful and well organized
• effective communication of ideas
• statements are powerful with appropriate development
• descriptions are concise and organized
• sufficient communication of ideas
• statements are consistent with increasing development
• descriptions are basic and organized
• poor communication of ideas
• statements are general with some development
• descriptions are limited and unorganized
• inadequate communication of ideas
• statement are general with little development
• descriptions are incomplete and unorganized
Style • correct sentence structure, grammar, spelling and punctuation; may include some errors in complex structures
• panels are highly organized with exceptional use of supporting details
• few errors in basic sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, or grammar; errors do not interfere with meaning
• panels have excellent organization with effective use of supporting details
• occasional errors in sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, or grammar; errors rarely interfere with meaning
• panels have basic organization and supporting details
• several errors in sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, or grammar; errors may make parts hard to follow
• panels have limited organization and supporting details
• repeated errors in basic sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, or grammar often make the writing hard to understand
• panels are unorganized and lack supporting details
Total
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Pixton Activity: Ancient Israel 3 What is Gaza?

Featured Layouts

  • Storyboard

Instructions

Create a Storyboard that discusses several interesting facts about the Gaza Strip.

  • Use pictures from the Creative Commons as backgrounds.
  • Use speech bubbles to convey key facts.

See the rubric for grading guidelines.

Rubric: What is Gaza?

Use this interactive rubric for easy, thorough assessment. It can even be used by students for self-assessment!

5 4 3 2 1
Understanding of Concepts • explains with extensive detail
• numerous connections made between concept and activity
• illustrations and descriptions are comprehensive
• explains with detail
• considerable connections made between concept and activity
• illustrations and descriptions have purpose
• explains with sufficient detail
• several connections made between concept and activity
• illustrations and descriptions have basic purpose
• explains with limited detail
• limited connections made between concept and activity
• illustrations and descriptions have little purpose
• explains with no detail
• very few connections made between concept and activity
• illustrations and descriptions have no purpose
Inquiry/Research Skills • Extensive use of details; support from a wide variety of sources
• Facts are accurate and complete
• Source are accurately listed
• Considerable use of details; support from several sources
• Facts are accurate
• Sources are accurately listed
• Includes several relevant details; basic use of sources
• Facts are consistent
• Sources listed
• Some relevant details included; sources are limited
• Facts contain some inaccuracies
• No sources listed
• Very few relevant use of details
• Facts are inaccurate or false
• No sources listed
Communication • excellent communication of ideas
• statements are dynamic with extensive development
• descriptions are purposeful and well organized
• effective communication of ideas
• statements are powerful with appropriate development
• descriptions are concise and organized
• sufficient communication of ideas
• statements are consistent with increasing development
• descriptions are basic and organized
• poor communication of ideas
• statements are general with some development
• descriptions are limited and unorganized
• inadequate communication of ideas
• statement are general with little development
• descriptions are incomplete and unorganized
Style • correct sentence structure, grammar, spelling and punctuation; may include some errors in complex structures
• panels are highly organized with exceptional use of supporting details
• few errors in basic sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, or grammar; errors do not interfere with meaning
• panels have excellent organization with effective use of supporting details
• occasional errors in sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, or grammar; errors rarely interfere with meaning
• panels have basic organization and supporting details
• several errors in sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, or grammar; errors may make parts hard to follow
• panels have limited organization and supporting details
• repeated errors in basic sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, or grammar often make the writing hard to understand
• panels are unorganized and lack supporting details
Total

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