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Golda Meir: Iron Lady of the Middle East

This video talks about the remarkable and also complicated legacy of Golda Meir. Israel’s only female premier was beloved by her nation but had her reputation tarnished to an extent with the outcomes of the Yom Kippur War. In this episode and through this educator’s guide, students will explore and reflect upon Golda Meir’s life, her successes and her failures. Students will be asked to consider what truly makes someone a hero. Is it someone infallible? Students will also think through Golda Meir’s early life in which she made sacrifices for her Zionism, making the decision to immigrate to Israel from the U.S.

Watch this video and then use these prompts to facilitate discussion, meaning making and personal growth!

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