The National Library of Israel (NLI) aims to facilitate and promote the creation of meaningful, challenging, and enjoyable learning experiences. With primary sources from the collections of the National Library, we aim to provide knowledge and to strengthen Jewish and Zionist identity and connections to Jewish culture and tradition, Israel, and the Jewish people around the world.
We believe that primary sources from the NLI are valuable in supporting current teaching approaches and beliefs using cutting-edge teaching methods and learning technology.
The heart of our activity is our online catalogue of primary sources. These resources, which include posters, photographs, documents, maps, music, and other formats, have been specially chosen from our collections by educators for educators. The resources cover a vast variety of topics such as the Jewish calendar, Jewish history, Zionism, Israel, Jewish values, famous Jewish and Israel personalities, and many more. Each resource includes detailed information, discussion points, teaching suggestions, links, and even ideas for creative activities.
In addition to the primary sources, the education team at NLI has compiled a collection of lesson plans, worksheets, and online activities. The teaching resources reflect our educational beliefs and put a strong emphasis on inquiry, research, thinking skills, creativity, and other 21st-century skills. All of the resources use primary sources in order to create exciting and inspiring formal or informal teaching opportunities.