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TV programmes with a learning focus 01 - 07 August



Eco Eye

RTÉ One   Wednesday, 19:30 - 20.00  

Anja Murray examines the potentially catastrophic impacts of alien aquatic invaders that have infested Ireland's water bodies, and what can be done to contain the problem.

David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities

BBC Two   Tuesday  08:35 - 09.00

David Attenborough examines how fleas are able to jump great distances for their size and attempts to discover how fast a cheetah can run.

The Game

RTE One     Monday,  21.30 - 19:30

Featuring some of the first superstars of hurling, including Mick Mackey and Christy Ring. Plus, an exploration of eras of great change, for the sport and the country.


John Hume in America

RTE One  Tuesday, 21:30 - 23.15

Ideal for Politics and Society teachers. The compelling story of Nobel Peace Prize-winner John Hume's pursuit of the political process in Northern Ireland and how he cultivated the support of a succession of US presidents to harness US support to forge peace.

Lessons to Accompany Clips from TV programmes.

   Building Ireland - Educational Material

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.

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