Yom HaZikaron Resources


During the spring 2020 shutdown, CIE collected all you need to present the experience of Yom HaZikaron, Israel's Memorial Day, to learners. Included are videos of the state coming to a halt while a commemorative siren sounds and various songs and memorial performances, as well as articles about the day's significance, the meaning for the IDF, the National Hall of Remembrance and the Blood of the Maccabees flower.

These online resources provide opportunities for project-based learning. Learners can compare and contrast observances of Yom HaZikaron, as shown in this assortment of videos, and the ways they observe Memorial Day. Students can research one person's contributions and sacrifices for Israel as presented in the videos. They can re-create a dance performed at a Yom HaZikaron ceremony or create their own. They can learn about a lone soldier, or they can discuss why Israel places Yom HaZikaron immediately before Yom HaAtzmaut.

One caveat: The date cited in April is from 2020, so don't use it. Yom HaZikaron in 2022 starts the evening of May 3.



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