Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tel Aviv, Israel

Do you recognize that face? Her name is a new addition to the Virginia Standards of Learning for World History. For high school students, Golda Meir is now 'essential knowledge.' She was born in the Russian Empire, raised in the U.S., and made aliyah in 1921. To most Americans, she was the face of Israel in the sixties and seventies. [2010] 

1 comment:

  1. Golda Meir is an SOL staple along with Elizabeth I, new girls on the block include Indira Gandhi and Margaret Thatcher! I always show my students pictures of Golda Meir, she looks like one of the "Iron Ladies" and she had to be to deal with the international events of her period like the Yom Kippur war! ~sorleans