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Hist.ie Resources

Leaving Certificate History by Scoilnet

The resources in this collection are pulled from the old HIST.ie website - built to support the new curriculum for History. Further support is available through the PDST Senior Cycle History section.

Teaching History
Research Study
Documents-Based Study

The new History curriculum brings in many extra components that require teachers to give advice to students beyond the normal exam prep that is common in a more traditional approach to teaching.

Teacher Guidelines - LC History

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/12919/12556.pdf Added: 24 Sep 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

NCCA guidelines for teachers for Senior Cycle History. Covers - the nature of the syllabus; syllabus content (including Rearch Study and Documents Based Study); teaching strategies; assessment guidelines.

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History

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Invaluable material for all teachers. It should be read each year!

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Language: English
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Guide to Leaving Certificate History Exam

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/12900/12537.pdf Added: 19 Sep 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Information taken from the State Examinations Commission on the Leaving Cert programme including the document-based question and the Research Study Report. Teachers should note that the specific topics referenced for the documents-based study relate to previous years.

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History

Strand: Useful Websites

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Language: English
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Promoting History at Senior Level

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/12916/12553.doc Added: 24 Sep 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Document prepared by the HIST in-service team to support the new History curriculum in 2004. Outlines a series of benefits to the study of History and how the new syllabus and the use of sources helps meet these benefits.

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History

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Good points to make in the wider context of both persuading students to study History and to management for keeping the subject prioritised.

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Language: English
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Developing Students' Writing Skills in History

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/13371/13008.docx Added: 31 Mar 2015 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Nine page document prepared for teacher professional development. Covers connectives and sentance starters as well as writing frames. Detailed examples of how frames can be applied to History questions given for Ordinary and Higher level.

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History

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Useful approach to take in order to improve writing skills among students. Applicability goes beyond History.

Key Skills: Literacy

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Use as background information if thinking about ways in which to improve students' writing skills.

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Supporting a Strong History Department in Your School

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/12917/12554.doc Added: 24 Sep 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Material adapted by the History In-Service Team, from the Curriculum Planning material developed by the School Planning Development Initiative. It can be used in the context of Whole School Planning, or with the history teachers in a school working on their own initiative.

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History

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Useful material for Whole School Planning or organising the History department within a busy school.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Useful material for Whole School Planning or organising the History department within a busy school.

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Teaching a History Topic

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/12921/12558.pdf Added: 24 Sep 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

Document prepared for History in-service training and delivered in the spring of 2005. Apart from a general introduction the document outlines in detail the various topics for LMI3 and LME3 and includes key personalities and concepts for each.

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History

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Useful for planning class time at start of the year.

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Language: English
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Approaches to Teaching History in Transition Year

http://www.pdst.ie/sites/default/fi...on%20Year%2C%20October%202013_2.pdf Added: 31 Mar 2015 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Detailed 95 page document explaining how History can be used in TY. Covers the context for TY History and includes practical ideas around using blogs in class, exploring primary sources, doing historical research. Also includes sample modules on the Flight of the Earls, Granuaile and Hiroshima.

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History

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Should be read before engaging with TY.

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Teaching Key Personalities in History

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/12922/12559.pdf Added: 24 Sep 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

History in-service document on approaches to teaching about three personalities. The examples cover Evie Hone (LMI 3), Gay Byrne (LMI 6) and Mary Robinson (LMI 6).

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History

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Very practical guide to approaching LC History.

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The Research Study

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/12915/12552.ppt Added: 24 Sep 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Presentation

PowerPoint presentation from the HIST in-service training relating to the Research Study for Senior Cycle History. Points cover - choosing a subject; learning outcomes; sources; writing the report; evaluating sources. This presentation was made in2004 to support the then new curriculum.

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History

Strand: Working with Evidence

Strand unit: All

Suggestions for use: Valuable background information for the teacher. Points raised here will be good when instructing or guiding the students.

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Language: English
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Student Guide to the Research Study

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/12914/12551.pdf Added: 22 Sep 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Document prepared by the HIST In-Service team to advise and give guidance on various aspects of the Hiistory Research Study and to provide a number of worksheets to help organise research effectively.

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History

Strand: Working with Evidence

Strand unit: All

Suggestions for use: This is a very comprehensive guide and can be printed off for students.

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History Research Study Guide - Subjects & Sources

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/12910/12547.pdf Added: 22 Sep 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Eleven page handout prepared by the History In-Service team in 2004 that was previously presented through the HIST website. Covers the examples of red Hugh O'Donnell; Irish Battles; Research studies in the arts; the Kilmichael ambush; the 'New Imperialism'; slavery; women in history; oral history.

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History

Strand: Working with Evidence

Strand unit: All

Suggestions for use: Teachers may this guide a useful source of material or even as a way of focusing their thoughts about how to approach the RSR.

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Research Study - Suggestions From Teachers

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/12911/12548.docx Added: 22 Sep 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Series of pointers raised for teachers during the In-Service Programme for the new History curriculum in 2004. Includes possible titles for studies and advice for teachers when advising students.

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Strand: Working with Evidence

Strand unit: All

Suggestions for use: This is aimed at the teacher and should provide some useful material when planning class.

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RSR - Text of Presentation to Teachers

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/12912/12549.docx Added: 22 Sep 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Outline text of a presentation made to teachers as part of the 2004 In-Service training on the new History curriculum. Covers the purpose of the RSR; choosing topics; learning outcomes; sources; the actual Report.

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History

Strand: Working with Evidence

Strand unit: All

Suggestions for use: Useful for NQts or for teachers inttroducing the RSR to students for the first time.

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Research Study Outline Plan

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/12918/12555.doc Added: 24 Sep 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

Short suggested outline plan devised by the HIST In-Service team in 2004 to support the new curriculum. Lists the tasks required by the students in preparing the plan.

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History

Strand: Working with Evidence

Suggestions for use: Print out and give to students or use as background information.

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Using The Military Archives in History

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/13372/13009.docx Added: 31 Mar 2015 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Short article explaining how the witness statements contained on the Military Archives website can be used in History classes. Covers Junior Cycle, TY and Senior Cycle and gives specific examples - Áine Ryan (Cumman na mBan member); the funeral of Donovan Rossa

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History

Strand: Useful Websites

Key Skills: Managing Information and Thinking

Strand: Useful Websites

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History - Documents Based Study

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/12913/12550.pdf Added: 22 Sep 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Presentation

Presentation from the HIST In-Service Team in 2004 to introduce the Ducument Based Study which was part of the new History curriculum. Covers syllabus objectives, working with evidence learning outcomes, possible topics for the document study.

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Strand: Working with Evidence

Strand unit: All

Suggestions for use: This is a broad outline outline with lots of discussion points. Might provide a spark of an idea for some teachers.

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Prescribed Topics for Documents-based Assessment

http://www.examinations.ie/exam/LC_...Prescribed_Topics_2014_and_2015.pdf Added: 24 Sep 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

State Examinations circular outlining the prescribed Documents-based Assessment for 2014 and 2015. The Documents Based question is colmpulsory in the Leaving Cert History examination.

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History

Strand: Early Modern Ireland

Strand unit: 2 Elizabethan Ireland 1558-1603

Suggestions for use: This is compulsory so important to know fully.


Strand: Later Modern Ireland

Strand unit: 3 Sovereignty 1912-1949

Suggestions for use: This is compulsory so important to know fully.

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HISTORY RESOURCES

Use the Scoilnet search to find specific learning and teaching resources.

Some general resources:

Dictionary of Irish Biography (Schools Broadband only)

Look at History

Women in Irish History

UCC Multitext Project

JSTOR Ireland Collection (Schools Broadband Only)

Century Ireland

History Ireland

 

 



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