Ancient Hebrew PowerPoint Thematic Unit

Ancient Hebrew PowerPoint Thematic Unit
Ancient Hebrew PowerPoint Thematic Unit
Ancient Hebrew PowerPoint Thematic Unit
Ancient Hebrew PowerPoint Thematic Unit
Ancient Hebrew PowerPoint Thematic Unit
Ancient Hebrew PowerPoint Thematic Unit
Ancient Hebrew PowerPoint Thematic Unit
Ancient Hebrew PowerPoint Thematic Unit
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157 MB|255 pages
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An in-depth slide show designed to stand alone or supplement a teaching unit on the Ancient Hebrew civilization. This presentation covers from 2000 BC to 71 AD (the eras from Abraham, Israel’s patriarch to the Roman annihilation of Fort Masada) and then looks at the events that led to the modern establishment of Israel as a nation. This is a complete teaching unit on the ancient Hebrews civilization. This presentation highlights the Geography, Religion, Achievements, Politics, Economics, and the Social Structure of ancient Israel.

Closely aligned with ELA Common Core Standards for Literacy in Social Studies, this presentation features:
-academic vocabulary and concepts
-pair share and class discussions
-academic writing activities
-standard's based review questions with answers

*It does not cover Christianity or the teachings of Jesus Christ and his disciples. The focus is on the covenant relationship between God and the Hebrew people—what it includes, how it developed, how it was broken, and how it was restored. The ancient Hebrew civilization was not isolated from the rest of the world, so the civilizations that interacted with it are referenced in the presentation—Babylonians, Egyptians, Medes & Persians, Greek, and Romans. A legacy left by the ancient Hebrews for Western civilization is a sense ethics and morals found in the Ten Commandments.

Since Hebrew history is told through stories, a dozen stories have been chosen for this presentation. Using the Presenter’s Mode, I included the notes and references that I use when teaching this subject. These notes are particularly useful for dates and cross references to other ancient civilizations, primary sources and commentary are included in the notes. It is up to the presenter to determine, how in depth to teach for each slide’s presentation. In following the spirit of common core, this presentation is both deep and broad in scope with plenty of opportunities for reflection, discussion and writing. It would be very easy to parlay the 7 writing opportunities into either an essay or a report on the ancient Hebrew civilization. The presentation contains 255 slides, 236 pages of presenter’s notes and more than 100 Biblical masterpieces.

************************Revised in 2015***************
-Duplicate presentation without written standards on slides
-A dozen more slides
-More presenter’s notes
-More vocabulary slides
-More maps

This presentation has also been broken up into 8 smaller sections, which include all the presenter’s notes for that section. If you are interested they are sold separately.

Product format:
PowerPoint Show made in Microsoft 2013
Features include: slide sorter, laser pointer, digital pen, high lighter, and presenter’s notes. This makes it possible to add or highlight notes directly onto the slides. It is possible to check out these features on the preview, by right clicking on the screen. A tool box will appear so that you can experiment with the various tools. As an added bonus, a Table of Contents with hyperlinks will aid with navigating the power point show over a multi-day presentation. To exit a power point show click on the Escape key.

Table of Contents:
-General Overview


-The Patriarchs

Patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph

-Exodus: Slavery & Deliverance

10 commandments

-Food Laws:

Keeping Kosher (Kashrut)

-Writing and Literature

How they write

-The Kingdom

Military leadership: Joshua
Spiritual leadership: Samuel
Political leadership: Saul, David and Solomon

-The Exile: Breaking covenant

Prophets: Elijah and Daniel
Rulers: Nebuchadnezzar, Cyrus the Great

-The Diaspora

Maccabean Rebellion
Roman Rule

2 power point presentations
-1 with history and ELA common core standards
-1 without the standards
1 PDF version of the presenter’s lecture notes

255 slides
-236 presenter’s notes
-120 paintings by renowned artists
-20 academic concepts & vocabulary slides
-15 history standards:
-6 General standards
-5 Hebrew, 1 Mesopotamian, 2 Greek, and 1 Roman
-13 standards based test questions with answers
-7 class discussions
-7 writing opportunities
-5 maps
-3 types of graphic organizers
-Venn Diagram, T Chart, Fish Chart
-6 ELA Common Core Standards for academic vocabulary, reading, writing and speaking
-4 ELA Common Core Standards for History / Social Studies
-1 analogy


If the stories are taught and the writing opportunities are included, it will take about 4 weeks to complete the teaching unit.

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This purchase is for you and your classroom. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.

Total Pages
255 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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