Pre-Trip Research...

Location of your site:

Shiloach Village, Jerusalem, 97400, Israel

Geographical Features (Include a Picture or Map):

Today the City of David is an archeological park that tells the story of the establishment of Jerusalem.
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The Meaning of the Name of your Site:

"fortified hill"

Historical Background/Significance:

The City of David is the birthplace of the city of Jerusalem, the place where King David established his kingdom, and where the history of the People of Israel was written.

Do other Cultures or Religions have connections to your site?:

The City of David is also a holy city to the three major Abrahamic religionsJudaism, Christianity and Islam.

Connect a Talmudic/Biblical saying to your site:

2 Samuel 5:9 David then took up residence in the fortress and called it the City of David. He built up the area around it, from the supporting terraces inward.

Share any Midrash, Fables, or other “stories” about the site:

And David and all Israel went to Jerusalem, which is Yevus; where the Yevusi were, the inhabitants of the land. And the inhabitants of Yevus said to David, You shall not come here. Nevertheless David took the stronghold of Zion, which is the City of David. And David said, Whoever smites the Yevusi first shall be chief and captain. So Yoav the son of Tzeruya went first up, and became the chief. And David dwelt in the stronghold; therefore they called it the City of David. And he built the city round about, even from the Milo round about; and Yoav repaired the rest of the city. So David grew greater and greater; for the Lord of hosts was with him. (I Divrei Ha-yamim 11:4-9)

Now You're ready to create a multimedia presentation in Hebrew for class here in America.

    • [Link your Presentation here if applicable]

You're also responsible for a brief "Tour Guide" presentation in ENGLISH to be given at your site in Israel.

    • [Type your English "Tour Guide" script here]

After the Trip...

Picture From your Site.

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[Write a brief reflection on your visit to your site. Was your experience what you expected? Did you learn something new? What was it like experiencing this place in person...]