TV programmes with a learning focus: 05 - 10 July
Virgin Media One Monday, 16.00 - 16.30
Award-winning travel journalist Ed Finn continues his journey across Northern Ireland discovering the Mountains of Mourne to the city of Derry.
Appreciate the appeal of Northern Ireland as a tourist destination with some fun activities like identifying iconic landmarks or learning about the geographical features of Northern Ireland.
TG4 Wednesday, 20.30 - 21.00
The Marble Arch Caves is one of the finest show caves in Europe. It is a major tourist attraction, set in the picturesque foothills of Cuilcagh Mountain, just a short journey from the island town of Enniskillen in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. This episode looks at how the Marble Arch caves were discovered.
Delve into the deep with a teacher resource pack, containing a suite of downloadable resources to help students investigate how our wonderful underground landscapes of caves and rivers have formed.
TG4 Thursday, 20.00 - 20:30
Episode visits the small fishing village of Cill Chiaráin, 70km west of Galway city. Its community have harvested the sea for generations and today, as its population declines dramatically, Cill Chiaráin looks to the sea and the blue economy to ensure its survival.
Dive deep into the oceans of learning resources with the Marine Institute.
RTE Two Friday, 19:25 - 20.25
A young bottlenose strikes out on its own and soon makes friends with a rare humpback dolphin, joins a pod and takes part in a bizarre initiation ceremony.
Read the National Geographic Kids article on bottlenose dolphins to learn where bottlenose dolphins live and how long their average life span is.
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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