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The Jerusalem Magic Candy Shop Study Guide Chapter 1

The Jerusalem Magic Candy Shop Study Guide Chapter 1

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In Chapter 1 We meet Alex and Laura.  They are new Olim, that is new immigrants to Israel who live in Jerusalem. They have been in Israel for a while, but still miss the United States.  Alex is very smart, and he has really put a lot of effort to learn Hebrew.  Laura, on the other hand is more interested in having fun and looking good.  She has not truly adjusted to living in Israel and misses her friends "back home."  
This story takes place the day after Passover ends, and in Israel it is not a holiday, but according to religious Jews who live outside of Israel it is a holiday.  The kids are happy to be out on the town, and to have an extra day of vacation from school.  
All of the Hebrew terms are defined in the Glossary at the back of the book, but I will define them here in the study guide as well. 
Key Terms Isru Chag – The second day of…
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The Jerusalem Magic Candy Shop Study Guide Prologue

Everybody wants to know more about the The Jerusalem Magic Candy Shop!

It is located on Yaffa Street in Jerusalem.  (well not really, it is a place in my imagination)

You can go there by reading this book: 
Go here to get your copy! The Jerusalem Magic Candy Shop

Key Terms:
Passover - The very important Jewish holiday that happens in the spring, Jews have a big Seder and eat Matza for 7 days.
Shurit Leumi - National Service in Israel.  High school graduates, mostly girls choose to volunteer in a school, hospital, youth village instead of serving in the Army.
wry smile - a smile that is ironic
Hulda - the name of one of the 7 Prophetesses
Badatz sign - all restaurants and outlets that sell food,  that want to cater to religious Jews need to be certified as Kosher.  In Israel the most respected organization that certifies establishments as kosher.
Yaffa Road.  The main road that is in the center of Jerusalem.
landmark - a place where most people know about and go there to see it.


Timelinks G5 The American Economy page 10 -11

It is very important for people nowadays to understand the economy.  Many schools skip over this important subject and jump into teaching names and dates of history, or the part of grammar, But if more people understood economy then they would be able to work more efficiently.

This unit is about the American economy and how it changed.

Key Terms
Goods and Service,
cost-benefit decision
opportunity cost

What was the basis of the American economy in the 1700's.
Why did it change?
What is the GDP?
Why is a Free Market important?
What is a good?
What is a service?


How is the economy structured in your country? What decisions do you make about which goods and services to buy?  What are your opportunity costs? Write about how you made a decision to buy a "big ticket item" like a car or a property.  What steps did you think about?

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Lesson Plan about Napster

Lesson Plan Outline Rachael Orbach
Level Intermediate 3rd Stage Grade 7th May 15th
Domain(s) Access to Information
Purpose of Lesson: (General Aims) Reading Comprehension of text, analysis of paragraph structure.
Lesson Benchmarks(s): (indicators of progress within each domain) Understand the main idea and supporting details in this text, using this knowledge to answer questions about the text.
Materials: Handout, of a paragraph from a newspaper, with questions, white board, markers, students' notebooks to write answers to questions.
Stage Description Time
Set Induction What makes a great paragraph? How do you know that the paragraph is interesting? What associations? How does it affect you? 5 minutes Practise (Groups, Pairs, Individuals The teacher reads the paragraph, asks questions about it, 15 minutes Production Students answer the questions on the handout working quietly, Then teacher asks for the answ…