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TV programmes with a learning focus - 30 November - 6 December

10 Things to Know About

RTÉ One  Mon, 20.30 - 21.00

Looks at the science behind everyday things and events. Tonight it examines issues around flooding and drought

Classroom Resource: Open the map viewer in Scoilnet Maps and explore the layers, in particular the flood mapping. Scoilnet Maps

The Truth About Amazon - How It Took Over The World

Channel 4  Tuesday, 21.00 - 22.00

Investigating how the retailers dominant position in the marketplace forces other companies to adapt.

Classroom Resources: Read about supermarkets in the 1960s and see how retail changes over time.

Ear to the Ground

RTÉ One   Thursday, 20.30 - 21.00

Looks at how some farmers have doubled their income without having to double the size of their herd. Definitely one for Ag Science students.

Classroom Activity: AgriKids is a farm safety educational platform with the ethos to engage, educate and empower children to be our farm safety ambassadors.

The Truth About Christmas Carols

BBC Four Friday, 19.00 - 20.00

Looks at the surprising and often secret history of the Christmas carol including how, over the centuries, carols have been banned by both church and state.

Classroom Activities: Prepare for Christmas with Christmas Carol Lyrics and discover some unusual ones.


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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