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The Time Compass: The Ancient Israelites

18 minutes 36 seconds

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Explores Jewish history, from Abraham's people journeying to the Promised Land up to the Final Diaspora. Students learn of Joseph's exile in Egypt, Moses and the Ten Commandments, the 40 years of wandering in the desert, and the establishment of Judea and Israel. They also learn the significance of the Torah, the Arc of the Covenant, the destruction of Solomon's temple, and the memory of the Holy Land kept alive by Jewish rituals.

Media Details

Runtime: 18 minutes 36 seconds

Digital illustration of ancient artifacts from the Shang dynasty including a stone dragon and oracle bone script with early Chinese calligraphy. Caption. Because the rulers were all from the same family.
The Time Compass
Episode 1
19 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Simple map with brown edges is labeled, "Dinastía Qin." Spanish caption. Qin Shi Huang se proclamó emperador.
The Time Compass
Episode 2
17 minutes 22 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Digital illustration of diverse people exchanging goods for money in a crowded square. Caption. That it formed a new base of power for the Roman Empire.
The Time Compass
Episode 3
19 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Color illustration of a faded battle scene with an arc of gold objects passing through it. Spanish caption. Estas tremendas guerras que comenzaron en el año 1096.
The Time Compass
Episode 4
15 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Color illustration of ancient Egyptian people standing in a garden with water running through it. Text on image reads, "Irrigation system. Shaduf." Caption. Which let them grow more crops.
The Time Compass
Episode 5
19 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Color illustration of fish swimming in water next to a green platform with water running through it. Text on image reads, "Sistema de riego. Shaduf." Spanish caption. Narrador. Los egipcios necesitaron mucho ingenio.
The Time Compass
Episode 6
16 minutes 7 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Computer model of the city of Caral. The Incan city is tiered with a stairway connecting from the amphitheater at the bottom to a grouping of walled structures at the top. Next to this, an animated alpaca and sign that reads, "Caral year 3,000 B, C."
The Time Compass
Episode 7
18 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Digital map of South America with Chile highlighted in a light color. Labeled countries along Chile's Eastern border from top to bottom include, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. Spanish caption. Hasta el norte de Argentina y centro de Chile.
The Time Compass
Episode 8
14 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Animation of a woman wearing a white sheer dress dancing on a stage for a man wearing a green tunic and gold headband seated behind a small wood desk. Caption. It seems that Paris, a Trojan prince.
The Time Compass
Episode 9
19 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Computer rendering of a few Greek statues and artifacts made to look like they have been placed on display on top of a grassy field. Spanish caption. Los griegos se hicieron esa misma pregunta.
The Time Compass
Episode 10
16 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8

Viewer Comments

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    Whitney M. (Brentwood, TN)
    October 21st, 2020 at 08:27 AM

    Great video to reinforce Ancient Israel unit!

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    student m.
    March 24th, 2020 at 02:29 PM

    It was an interesting and insightful video.

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    student m.
    March 24th, 2020 at 10:16 AM

    this was a good video and it gave a lot of infromation about the topic.

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    student m.
    March 24th, 2020 at 09:26 AM

    thus was a pretty cool vid gave a lot of info

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    Diane S. (Auburn, WA)
    January 17th, 2018 at 01:44 PM

    I have enjoyed showing this to my 6th grade History class. They have enjoyed watching it, learning about Ancient Israel, and it has helped my students who struggle with "typical" learning. Diane Schukar

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    Laura S. (Raeford, NC)
    January 27th, 2017 at 10:21 AM

    This is an amazing video for 6th grade social studies. I showed this to every single one of my classes (2 Regular classes, 1 EC, and 1 AIG). Each class has students who have some sort of disability, but everyone seemed to really enjoy it and learned from it!