If you look at the Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of Needs(in the triangle), then you have autonomy and self esteem, towards the top. A lot of history, and the Geography, which consists of facts that are not going to change, at least for the exam, can be made into pairing cards cycles on clocks, even for the seniors, because between 2 years old and 10 years old, the cycles of life, of the atmosphere and organisms have been repeated with the seasons, and only a little extra detail, if the correct vocabulary has been used from the nursery school years. This can retain the broad spectrum of subjects , simply and clearly getting the principles and foundations of the scientific and it is really the laws of life. If too little is left then a person is bound when you are 25 or 30 years to discover that you really need something or other to be explained, in order to understand other things.
Law expanding definition of terrorist activity passes first Knesset reading (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel must refocus its matriculation exams