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RTÉ Archives

Scoilnet has collaborated with the RTÉ Archives to bring together a collection of resources that relate directly to the Leaving Certificate history syllabus. The archives provide an array of resources relevant to the syllabus topics for Later Modern Ireland. 

This collection contains lesson activities that allow senior cycle history students to fulfil the aims and objectives of the syllabus, including developing their knowledge and understanding of human activity in the past but also to develop research skills essential for the study of history, such as extracting information from source materials to answer historical questions. 

A number of resources have been developed for the topic Politics and Society in Northern Ireland, 1949-1993. In particular, there are resources relating to the syllabus topic the ‘Civil Rights movement’, including worksheets on the Caledon housing protest and Coalisland to Dungannon civil rights march. The learning path ‘Northern Ireland, 1969’ contains learning activities relating to key personalities Bernadette Devlin and Terence O’Neill. 

Resources are also available for the topic Government, Economy and society in the Republic of Ireland, 1949-1989, in particular relating to the case study ‘The impact of RTÉ, 1962-1972’ and key personality Jack Lynch. 

The RTÉ archives contains an excellent online exhibition on the 1916 Rising and this collection contains a number of lesson activities that utilise this exhibition and link in with the syllabus topic, The pursuit of sovereignty and the impact of partition, 1912-1949.

Similarly, the online exhibition ‘Emigration Once Again’ contains a number of resources relevant to the syllabus topic The Irish diaspora, 1840-1966. Worksheets have been developed that relate to material in this exhibition and link with syllabus topics, including emigration from Ireland in the 1960s. 

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