Jerusalem Collage

The KKL-JNF Education and Youth Division presents activities about the city of Jerusalem. The activities are included in the "KKL-JNF Stamp Album" about Jerusalem. The album, published in 2007, is a kit that includes a booklet about Jerusalem with stamps from various periods in history and suggestions for group activities.
Students learn about the city of Jerusalem and its connection to KKL-JNF through history, heritage, Zionism, and ecology. The activities combine study materials with instructions for an exciting learning experience. The activity is suitable as an opening or summary activity for study about Jerusalem.

The objective of the activity is to teach students about Jerusalem from various aspects using computer-based research and learning materials. The activity is conducted in the classroom. It is designed for 6th-8th graders.

Duration: 1 hour

Materials: poster paper, markers, paints, scissors, and art materials


The Activity

Jerusalem is a city that integrates many ways of life, religions, and cultures. The city is a unique collage that combines many elements. Students prepare their own collage of Jerusalem and learn about it through gathering information from the Internet.


Instructions:
  1. Divide the class into two groups one day before the activity.
  2. Instruct students to collect materials and information about Jerusalem from the Internet, newspapers or magazines, to use in the collages. All pictures must be labeled with captions. Students should be encouraged to use the Internet sources listed in the study materials, but emphasis should also be placed on originality and creativity in using other pictures and sources.
  3. On the day of the activity, distribute poster paper and materials to each group and specify the amount of time designated to prepare collages. When the collages are complete, hang both collages up in the classroom.

    The class should discuss the students' choices of materials and pictures and offer feedback. After the discussion, invite students from other classes judge the collages and vote to decide which is best, using the following criteria:

    - Variety of information and pictures
    - Originality of topics and pictures presented in the collage
    - The effort invested in collecting materials
    - The amount of effort invested in making the collage