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Famine Collection Page

Introduction

The Great Irish Famine or An Gorta Mór was one of the most catastrophic events in Irish history. During the famine, approximately one million people died and a million more emigrated. Before the famine, Ireland's population was estimated to be 8.1 million and afterwards, it was estimated to be 6 million people. Ireland's population fell by nearly 25%.

Scroll down to see some of the unique resources that are hosted on Scoilnet that will help pupils engage with the Famine in a meaningful way.


An Gorta Mór PowerPoint Presentation

The Famine - An Gorta Mór PowerPoint Presentation

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/25865/25601.pptx Added: 21 Feb 2018 Contributor: Dave O'Mahony Resource type: Presentation

This is a PowerPoint created by Scoilnet about the Famine, its causes and aftermath. The presentation contains images from the art exhibition Coming Home: Art & the Great Hunger.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Eras of Change & Conflict

Strand unit: The Great Famine

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with aspects of these periods
  • examine and become familiar with evidence which informs us about the lives of people in the periods studied, their thoughts and concerns, especially evidence which may be found locally
  • record the place of peoples and events on appropriate timelines
JC
History

Strand: 2. The History of Ireland

Strand unit: 7. The Great Famine

Asset type: Presentation
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:


The Great Irish Famine Online

The Great Irish Famine Online

https://dahg.maps.arcgis.com/apps/M...id=8de2b863f4454cbf93387dacb5cb8412 Added: 01 Oct 2018 Contributor: Dave O'Mahony Resource type: Guide/notes / Project / Reference / Tool

This site, from the Geography Department, University College Cork and Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht provides us with new ways of seeing the Famine, by revealing the complex local and regional dimensions, which raises questions about the social conditions which prevailed in different localities and the diverse responses in terms of relief. Behind the maps are the stories of individuals and communities and how they fared during this traumatic period.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Eras of Change & Conflict

Strand unit: The Great Famine

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with aspects of these periods
  • examine and become familiar with evidence which informs us about the lives of people in the periods studied, their thoughts and concerns, especially evidence which may be found locally
  • record the place of peoples and events on appropriate timelines
JC
History

Strand: 2. The History of Ireland

Strand unit: 7. The Great Famine

SC
History

Strand: Later Modern Ireland

Strand unit: 4 Diaspora 1840-1966

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:


The Hunger Times

The Hunger Times - Educational Resources

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/26562/26298.docx Added: 11 May 2018 Contributor: Dave O'Mahony Resource type:

Educational resources to support the THE HUNGER TIMES. The short film intended to entertain and educate and is designed for viewing both inside and outside classroom conditions. Its ideal context however is within learning units dealing with the Great Irish Famine (1845-1852). Within such a context, it can act as a point of entry into this period and function as a means of exploring, reinforcing and visualizing the period. Through the inclusion of relevant artworks, it also aims to provoke reflection on how this event has been represented and remembered. https://www.artandthegreathunger.org/hunger-times.html

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Eras of Change & Conflict

Strand unit: The Great Famine

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with aspects of these periods
  • examine and become familiar with evidence which informs us about the lives of people in the periods studied, their thoughts and concerns, especially evidence which may be found locally
JC
History

Strand: 2. The History of Ireland

Strand unit: 7. The Great Famine

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:


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