Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT) history team has partnered with the RTÉ Archives tosupport the use of their digital repository of historical source material in classrooms through the Irish educational portal Scoilnet.
The JCT History team have carefully selected video clips from the RTÉ Archive which have the potential to support student’s engagement with the History specification. By interrogating historical evidence from the RTE Archive students will develop their skills as historians as outlined in Strand 1: The Nature of History as well as furthering their historical contextual knowledge of Strand 2: The History of Ireland as outlined in the Junior Cycle History specification
“The ability to construct and communicate coherent, logical arguments on matters of historical significance, and in so doing utilise skills such as thinking critically, working collaboratively and utilising digital media effectively, is also enhanced by the study of history.” Specification for Junior Cycle History
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.
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