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The Great Famine Learning Path

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8 resources in this Learning Path

1

The Famine In Ireland

http://www.theirishstory.com/2016/1...1851-a-brief-overview/#.W0tDm9JKjIU Added: 15 Jul 2018 Contributor: Colin Dowling Resource type: Project

The Great Famine was a disaster that hit Ireland between 1845 and about 1851, causing the deaths of about 1 million people and the flight or emigration of up to 2.5 million more over the course of about six years.

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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

Suggestions for use: Design a project based on the Great Famine using the given headings. You must have at least three facts for each heading. Present your project to the class.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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2

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
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3

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

4

Irish Famine Timeline

http://www.irishhistorian.com/IrishFamineTimeline.html Added: 10 Jul 2017 Contributor: Natalia Farrington Resource type: Article

A timeline depicting the events leading up to the Great Irish Famine, the time of the Famine and the end of the Famine

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

5

The Famine - Videos

https://juniorcerthistory.net/2nd-y...r/industrial-revolution/the-famine/ Added: 18 Aug 2016 Contributor: Caroline Tynan Resource type: Audio / Video

Three educational videos collected by a post-primary teacher on the topic of the Great Famine.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Eras of Change & Conflict

Strand unit: The Great Famine

Suggestions for use: Use the videos to help explain the era visually

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

6

Ask About Ireland: Information on the The Famine

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/learn...th-centu/the-great-famine-an-gorta/ Added: 05 Jul 2016 Contributor: Eimear Sheehan Resource type: Guide/notes

Ask about Ireland provides lots of information on the Famine for pupils to use and read to discover more facts about life in olden Ireland.

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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

Suggestions for use: Advice pupils to use this website when researching about the Irish Famine. Pupils can be asked to create a poster/project/ advertisement for olden Ireland to display their research.

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

7

Abandoned Ireland : The Workhouse

http://www.abandonedireland.com/Workhouse.html Added: 25 Jul 2015 Contributor: H O Connell Resource type: Presentation / Reference

This site gives background information about workhouses which were introduced into Ireland as part of the English Paw Law system in 1838. There are four pages of photos from an abandoned workhouse in Cavan which remained in operation until the 1920s.

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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

Suggestions for use: Can be used to show images of an abandoned workhouse in Cavan. Can lead to much discussion on workhouses in Ireland during The Great Famine.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons
Special Needs:

8

Ellis Island Interactive Tour

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/tour/ Added: 05 Jul 2015 Contributor: Amy Coleman Resource type: Case Study / Demonstration / Guide/notes / Audio / Video / Project / Reference / Simulation / Tool

This website has a wide variety of information connected with Immigration connecting with Irish immigration following the famine. The first immigrant to arrive on Ellis Island was a 13 year old Irish girl Annie Moore. Lots of videos, pictures, data available here

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

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