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TV programmes with a learning focus: January 18 - 24

Home School Hub is back to help keep everyone busy and engaged with learning over the new lockdown. It will air every weekday, for two hours from 10am on RTÉ2 starting this Monday, 11 January.

Tá TG4 chun sraith nua de Cúla4 ar Scoil a chraoladh ón Luan 18 Eanáir 2021 de bharr cinneadh an Rialtais go bhfanfaidh gach bunscoil dúnta go dtí deireadh Mí Eanáir faoi shrianta Covid-19. Craolfar an tsraith ón Luan go Déardaoin ag 10am agus beidh athchraoladh den chlár gach lá ag 4pm. Is féidir breathnú ar na cláracha ar nó ar agus tá ceachtanna ar fáil ar youtube Cúla4. Físeáin Eile

RTÉ Investigates: Stuck in the Rough

RTÉ One   Monday, 21.35 - 22.25

Follows the lives of rough sleepers and homeless people who use hostels and examines the challenges and difficulties they face in getting off the streets.

Classroom Activity:

Without your home, your life develops differently. is a secondary school resource pack for CSPE students. The pack was developed by the Curriculum Development Unit of the Dept of Education in conjunction with Focus Ireland.

Bernard Dunne's Mythical Heroes

RTÉ Two   Tuesday, 14.50 - 15.15

Bring heroes of Irish mythology to life by watching Bernard Dunne's Mythical Heroes animation and dramatic reconstruction, beginning with the fall of the Red Branch Knights.

Classroom Activities: 

Primary school teacher, Clare Quigley, has created some lesson activities around Irish legends and fairy trees.
1. The Legend of the Goddess Throne
2. Castle Roche and the legend of the Black Widow
3. Irish Fairy Trees

How to Be Good with Money

RTÉ One  Thursday, 20.30 - 21.00

Meet a range of people with different financial goals and investigate their spending habits. Examine the tailored plan presented to address both the short and the long term financial goals.

Classroom Resource:

Break down the difference between needs and wants, explain resources and income, suggest some things to think about when it comes to expenditure and why it’s a good idea to create a budget. Supporting lesson activities available.

Is Eolaí Mé

TG4  Friday, 10.00 - 10.30

Visit the Greenwich meridian in London to learn about time, learn about a famous time-based experiment, and visit Brú na Bóinne to learn about a very interesting way to read time.

Classroom Resources: 

Telling the time can be a tricky task for many beginners. Encourage pupils to read the hour, half hour and quarter hour markers on an analog clock with Scoilnet's Time themepage. Available in Irish and English.

Lessons to Accompany Clips from Programmes.

Scoilnet has collaborated with the RTÉ Archives to bring together a collection of resources that relate directly to the Irish Curriculum. The archives provide an array of primary sources which students can use to hone their skills such as working as a historian, analysing evidence and developing an understanding of change and continuity.

Building Ireland was a TV series broadcast on RTÉ that explored how Ireland's great building and engineering achievements came to be, and their impact on the development of Irish towns and cities.

The makers of the series, Esras Films, have made 18 short video clips from the programmes available to Scoilnet and subject editors have developed curriculum-focused lessons around the clips.

Aviator Lady Mary Heath (Illustration: Sean Branigan)

Herstory, the Irish women's storytelling movement, in partnership with RTÉ, has announced the Herstory 20/20 Project - an ambitious storytelling platform devoted to uncovering forgotten but fascinating women's stories from history, mythology and contemporary culture.

Lesson plans are available in the form of a Herstory Treasure Hunt, with exercises that help children and young people to uncover lost heroines and awaken their own inner heroines or heroes. Plus, there’s a special exercise around the heroines of the Northern Irish Peace Process who will be honoured at the forthcoming 2020 Herstory Light Festival.

The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra proudly presents Music In the Classroom, its hugely popular series of tailor-made concerts for primary and second level music students, live at the National Concert Hall.
RTÉ will be live-streaming one concert in each of the series (music for primary schools, music for Junior Cert & music for Leaving Cert) via RTÉ Culture

For Leaving Certificate students, Tom Redmond presents a step-by-step guide to Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, highlighting key themes and sections, with excerpts, and concluding with a full performance by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.

RTÉ has partnered with Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT) to bring radio documentaries into the classrooms around Ireland. Targeted at 12-15yr olds, the aim of this partnership is to educate students in literacy skills - and encourage a critical ear to radio. Each radio documentary is accompanied by a worksheet to enable both students and teachers to analyse, discuss and utilise these radio documentaries.

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has partnered with RTÉ Learn to bring media into junior cycle  classrooms. The teacher resource guide supports the delivery of the new Junior Cycle English and Science curricula. The materials are based around the successful TV programme ‘Tommy Bowe’s Body Check’ which was produced by Indiepics.

RTÉ Radio na Gaeltachta (2015) six part series that focused on various areas of the Higher Level Irish language exam - the oral exam, poetry, prose pieces and descriptions of the pictures. 

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