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The Institute for Curriculum Services: National Resource Center for Accurate Jewish Content in Schools was launched in 2005 and is a special nonprofit national project of the Jewish Community Relations Council of the San Francisco Bay Area and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. Supported by direct grants and donations, ICS is dedicated to promoting accurate instructional materials and instruction on Jews, Judaism, and Israel for American K-12 students. Its work impacts the millions of public and private school students who learn about Jews, Judaism, and Israel in social studies classes each year.

Slingshot, a resource guide for Jewish innovation, praised the Institute for Curriculum ServicesFor the third year in a row, ICS has been named one of the nation's 50 most innovative Jewish nonprofits in Slingshot '11-'12, a resource guide for Jewish innovation. ICS was also awarded a Slingshot Fund grant. Click here to learn more. To see ICS's entry in Slingshot '11-'12, click here. To see ICS's entry in Slingshot '10-'11, click here. To see our entry in Slingshot '09-'10, click here.

Jewish Council of Public Affairs: Award for Program ExcellenceThe Jewish Council for Public Affairs announced ICS as one of two recipients for the annual Award for Program Excellence. This award honors an exemplary and outstanding program. Click here to learn more.

Trouble with Textbooks, a book in which ICS is recommended as a solution to problems in educationICS has received high praise for its work, and has recently been recommended as a concrete solution to the problems identified in The Trouble With Textbooks. Click here to find out more.

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A Historical Perspective on the Arab-Israeli Conflict and Peace Process

Five lesson plans with maps, activities, primary source documents, and handouts

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