The Six Day War, 1967

Learning aims:
By the end of this section you should be able to explain:

  • The causes, events and results of the 1967 (Six Day) war
  • Reasons for Israeli success
  • The consequences

Key themes, concepts and processes:

  • Nasser and Arab aims v Israel
  • Israeli attack on Arab neighbours in 1967
  • Events of Six Day War and Israeli gains
  • Reasons for Israeli success
  • Impact of war on Israel and Arab states





  1. The Six Day War
      The Six Day War in 3 minutes

      The Six Day War of 1967




    1. Watch BBC Bitesize video and consider how an alternative timeline of events might have altered events
    2. Individual task. Using two of the following methods summarise the key features of the wars of 1967 (Six Day War) and 1973 (Yom Kippur):
      • Mind map
      • Bullet points
      • Cartoon strip
      • Story board

  3. Palestinians increasingly turn to direct action

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