TV programmes with a learning focus: 16 - 22 May
RTÉ 2 Monday, 19.00- 20.00
The effects of heat on the planet, focusing on deserts, which cover approximately a fifth of the Earth's surface, with temperatutes reaching over 50 degrees centigrade.
TG4, Tues, 09.40 - 10.10
Today's show features a hamster playing the piano, a spinning monkey, plus a sea lion that follows a little girl's commands.
BBC2 Thurs, 21.00 - 22.00
The world wars force artists to grapple with destruction and savagery, challenging conventions and the old imperial order, while those fleeing war bring new ideas to Britain.
RTE1 Thurs, 22.15 - 23.15
Lindsey Earner-Byrne examines the stories of the widows of seven of the men executed in 1916 for their part in the events of 1916, revealing not just their extraordinary lives but also the issues that they faced in the post-revolutionary period and the birth of the new Free State.
Home School Hub - an educational television programme which was created in response to the closure of all schools during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Republic of Ireland
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.
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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