Education Minister Naftali Bennett announced on Monday that next year’s theme for the education system will be a “United Jerusalem.”
“I am proud to announce that on the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Jerusalem, next year the school system will dedicate the year to our united capital,” he wrote on his Facebook page.
Each year the education ministry chooses a new theme for the school year. Last year’s theme for the 2013/14 school year was “Meaningful Learning” and this academic year’s theme is “The other is me.”
As part of the theme, Bennett announced that pupils will take field trips to visit Jerusalem and tour around numerous sites including the Old City, the Knesset, the High Court, and memorial sites.
The program will incorporate curricula on Jerusalem in various subjects including history, language, geography, civics, literature, and Bible and Israel studies.