Exploring Israel through a modern-day lens
For educators and students in Jewish day schools, after school programs, religious schools, and preschools.
Students will learn to:
Develop a new connection to modern-day Israel by understanding that Israel is more than a place of religious and historical significance.
Identify key cities on a map and recognize their significance as centers of innovation.
Articulate ways in which Israel is committed to Tikkun Olam and is making global contributions in and outside of Israel.
Create and test prototypes inspired by Israeli inventions.
The DISC (Discovering Israel through STEAM Careers) program teaches students (PreK-3rd grade) about STEAM careers in different regions of Israel. STEAM is a high interest topic for students at these ages, making it an effective vehicle to teach about Israel through a modern lens. DISC can be implemented in a broad range of educational settings (day schools, after school programs, religious schools, and preschools) by new and seasoned teachers. Most importantly, DISC is rooted in authentic learning, meaning every lesson reflects challenges and activities that STEAM professionals encounter in Israel today.