History

History Timelines

by admin on 02/10/2016

history_timelinesThe purpose of this resource is to visually help pupils understand change and progression over time. There are four headers in this resource: First, Next, Then and Now. There are also bars to connect the four headers. [click to continue…]

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Dúchas.ie Website

by admin on 29/07/2016

duchasieThe National Folklore Collection, located in UCD, contains 740,000 pages of folklore and local tradition compiled by pupils from 5,000 primary schools in the Irish Free State between 1937 and 1939.

Known as “The Schools Collection”, the material includes oral history, topographical information, folktales and legends [click to continue…]

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dubliniaDublinia, in conjunction with Dublin City Council, Scoilnet and Noho have recently launched a new Online Learning platform. Through audio-visual interactives, the platform introduces pupils to the history of Viking and medieval Dublin.

Speaking about the launch of the website, Sheila Dooley, Curator and Education Officer of Dublinia remarked that the site [click to continue…]

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Book Review – One Good Turn

by admin on 29/02/2016

one_good_turn“One Good Turn” by Brian Gallagher is about when the Easter Rising is just over and Gerry Quinn’s life is tough. He is living with his uncle. His uncle does not treat him well and he doesn’t know that Gerry took a jacket and got caught. Then one day he wanted to run away. To find out what happens next you will have to read the book. [click to continue…]

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Titanic Vocabulary

by admin on 16/02/2016

titanic_vocabFor any class doing some work on the Titanic for History or English, these flashcards would be great for a Titanic display. They contain most of the relevant vocabulary associated with the sinking of the Titanic.

(.pdf file 171 KB) [click to continue…]

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Éirí Amach na Cásca 1916

February 6, 2016

Seo cur i láthair Powerpoint faoi imeachtaí a thárla i rith Seachtain na Cásca 1916. Tá eolas ann faoi imeachtai roimh 1916; an Chéad Chogadh Domhanda; eagraíochtaí a bhí páirteach; ceannairí a bhí páirteach; na daoine a cuireadh chun báis; tionchar agus éifeacht an Éirí amach agus go leor eile.

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Long Ago & Today Sorting 02

January 4, 2016

This resource is aimed at pupils in junior classes or pupils with speech and language difficulties. Categorisation is an important skill for younger/SEN pupils to develop. This resource aims to develop categorisation skills as well as to encourage and develop oral language and discussion on the differences between long ago and today. Pages 1-4 should […]

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Long Ago & Today Sorting 01

January 2, 2016

This resource is aimed at pupils in junior classes or pupils with speech and language difficulties. Categorisation is an important skill for younger/SEN pupils to develop. This resource aims to develop categorisation skills as well as to encourage and develop oral language and discussion on the differences between long ago and today. Pages 1-4 should […]

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#Rang1916

November 12, 2015

Like many good ideas nowadays that have their genesis on social media, this idea began with a conversation on Twitter. Ciara Brennan (@PrimEdTeacher), a teacher in St. Peter’s Primary School, Bray, Co. Wicklow, was suggesting a common hashtag for schools to share all of the class work they were doing in connection with the centenary […]

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Guest Post: 1916 Rising Schools’ Pack

October 21, 2015

One of South Dublin Libraries’ ongoing Decade of Centenaries projects has been a series of information packs for schools aimed at late primary and early secondary school pupils. The 1913 Lockout and the Great War information packs were released in 2013 and 2014. The latest in the series is now available, covering the 1916 Rising. […]

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Lusitania

May 9, 2015

The issue of the Lusitania is quite topical at the moment as May 7th this year marked the 100th anniversary of its sinking off the coast of Cork during World War I. This historical event precipitated the involvement of the US in the war. This Powerpoint resource gives all of the background information and the important […]

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Resources for St. Brigid’s Day

January 29, 2015

The life of Saint Brigid is celebrated on February 1st. Brigid is regarded as Ireland’s female patron saint and is highly regarded for her spirituality and her service to the poor. The following resources may help your pupils learn about Brigid and her life. The video below also shows how to make a St. Brigid’s […]

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The Olympic Games

August 25, 2014

This Powerpoint resource looks at the history of the Olympic Games from the first Olympics in Greece to the modern games. It explains about the Olympic Flag and the Olympic Flame and gives a sample list of sports included in the modern games.

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World War 1 on RTÉ

July 29, 2014

The centenary of the start of World War 1 occurs around this time and RTE have put together a website to commemorate the ‘Great War’. The website contains information on different aspects of the conflict from an Irish perspective.

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The Life and Times of Nelson Mandela

December 11, 2013

With the funeral of the world-famous Nelson Mandela taking place this weekend, I’ve just come across this four part animated video on the Life and Times of Nelson Mandela, created by the Nelson Mandela Foundation.  It is suitable for senior classes and it deals with his life from his early childhood up to the holding […]

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