Olam Shalem is recommended for students in grades 1-5 looking to strengthen their connection to Jerusalem through interactive media, animated videos that incorporate and describe background imagery of Jerusalem, printable games, international contests and other games, and designing posters and other materials to share what they’ve learned from the site.
The name ‘Olam Shalem’ comes from the Hebrew words olam, meaning “world,” and shalem, literally meaning “complete,” which is also one of the seventy names of Jerusalem. This name reflects our primary focus – the connection between Jerusalem and the world.
The Olam Shalem website is a web-based platform for teaching and learning. Lesson plans for elementary-school classes are available on the website. These lesson plans include: a detailed description of the lesson’s elements, a short animated film that incorporates background imagery of Jerusalem, and supplemental materials such as computer presentations, printable games, and more.
The site’s content is produced by teachers with experience teaching in Diaspora Jewish schools. The writers for the site are professionally trained and experienced Jerusalem guides.