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Beneath the Helmet: From High School to the Home Front
Follow the path of five Israeli high school graduates who are drafted into the army to defend their country. Connect with these young people as they undergo a demanding, inspiring journey, revealing the core of who they are and who they want to be.
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Lesson Goals

  • See the human face of Israeli soldiers through personal stories.
  • Connect with the Israeli men and women who defend Israel.
  • Understand the humanistic values that Israeli soldiers are defending.

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will express why Israelis have a mandatory draft to defend their country.
  • Students will describe the values that motivate the soldiers in the film.

Classroom Screening License:

When you sign up to screen Beneath the Helmet you will receive a digital download of the film, a screening license and online access to:

  • Downloadable Promotional Materials, including: Movie posters and editable email invitations
  • Our high school viewing guide, includes:
    • Discussion questions for before & after the film
    • About the cast and crew of the film
    • About Jerusalem U

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Additional Education

Basic Training

Help students explore a wide variety of topics, such as: fulfilling their potential, loyalty, responsibility, and the idea that the Jewish people are one family.

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