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1869 Map Detail

Contributed by Ibrahim Shibli on 09.03.2006:


Author: ALEX. KEITH JOHNSTON LL.D F.R.S.E. F.R.G.SSubject: HANDY ROYAL ATLAS OF MODERN GEOGRAPHY - EXHIBITING THE PRESENT CONDITION OF GEOGRAPHICAL DISCOVERY AND RESEARCH IN THE SEVERAL COUNTRIES, EMPIRES AND STATES OF THE WORLD.Publisher: WILLIAM BLACKWOOD AND SONS, EDINBURGH & LONDON, UKDat(...)

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Jacir Palace Intercontinental Hotel

Contributed by Yusef Daher on 08.03.2006:


The Intercontinental hotel in Bethlehem was once the home of a prominent Bethlehemite from the Jacir family. Original Content Creator: Arab Hotel Association

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The Former Girls’ School

Contributed by Mustafa Mohanna on 06.03.2006:


The building that formerly served as the Girls' School in El Masmia El Kabeera. Original Content Creator: mustafa mohanna

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The Arab Educational Institute-Open Windows (AEI): Worthy Resource and Partner for Palestinian Tourism

Contributed by Yusef Daher on 02.03.2006:

By Leyla Zuaiter

A few minutes from Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity on Milk Grotto Street, is a veteran institution which deserves to be better-known. Its unique multi-stranded programs aimed at developing and communicating Palestinian identity, incorporate many activities allied to the fields of tourism and recreation. In the AEI’s view, every Palestinian should be able to serve as(...)

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Family History Based Tourism: Case in Point: Artas Folklore Center, the Twelfth Annual Lettuce Festival, April 7, 8 and 9, 2006, and Palestine-family.net.

Contributed by Yusef Daher on 02.03.2006:

The village of Artas, near the Solomon’s pools just south of Bethlehem ,enjoys a particularly rich and varied tangible and intangible heritage, which has been studied by local and foreign scholars almost continuously for over one and a half centuries--thus earning it the distinction of the most studied village in Palestine, and providing it with much documentation on all aspects. Its unique (...)

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Sample Educational Activities based on Family History and Genealogy

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 02.03.2006:

Activities/Units (based on Bethlehem area)

Age group

Resources Available

Relation to other activities

Discuss sources of identity and how they vary for local and Diaspora Palestinians

Can be adapted to fit age

Worksheet Available

Discuss importance of knowledge of heritage and history for Palestinians

Can be adapted to fit age

Mak(...)

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Developing Life Skills through Genealogy and Family History

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 02.03.2006:

By Leyla Zuaiter

Genealogy, Family History and Heritage can be integrated into a number of school subjects and activities. Aside from the obvious history class, it can be an interesting and meaningful way to develop language, research and computer skills.

Language Skills (Arabic or Foreign Language):

One often learns a language more effectively when one uses it to perform(...)

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The Importance of Genealogy and Family History for the Palestinian People: Part I: Personal Benefits

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 02.03.2006:

By Leyla Zuaiter

The study of family history and genealogy has many potential benefits for the Palestinian people at the personal, community and national level. While I don’t claim that studying your family history will cure all that ails you at any of these levels, it certainly has much to offer.

Personal Benefits: the personal benefits are similar to those for family historia(...)

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What’s special about Palestinian Genealogy?

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 02.03.2006:

By Leyla Zuaiter

Family historians around the world utilize a similar set of strategies in their research. They record what they know, collect documents and artifacts from their homes, search for diaries and letters, seek records and fellow researchers on the Internet, organize their findings with software, and attempt to understand the times and places in which their ancestors lived t(...)

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