Henry Brown’s Grade 4 project all about Israel innovation

When fourth-grader Henry Brown was assigned an end-of-the-year project to pick any country and create an interactive presentation, it was a no-brainer. Henry immediately chose Israel. Henry lives in Brooklyn and attends Packer Collegiate and religious school at Brooklyn Heights Synagogue.

Henry has always been interested in Israel and wanted to take his project to the next level – going past the typical subject areas of food and geography. Henry is also passionate about technology.

He wanted to create an interactive game. This is when he turned to ISRAEL21c and learned that there were so many innovations that came out of Israel.

Henry designed a Monopoly-like game that grouped different Israeli innovations into four categories – agriculture, software, health and environment.

Henry’s mother, Amy Jaffe, said, “Finding resources at a level for Henry was challenging. Most of the materials out there are too juvenile.” Through ISRAEL21c, Henry was able to easily search and find even more information about Israel than he could use.

Henry’s project demonstrates the continuing need to keep on sharing the stories of everyday Israel.

As we think about our next steps, we need your feedback and have some questions to ask you to make Educators21c and ISRAEL21c more user-friendly: How have you used ISRAEL21c in a learning environment? What kind of resources do you want to see? What new stories are of interest to you?

Email us at with your suggestions.