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The Easter Rising Learning Path

By Frank Carroll

Explore The Easter Rising (1916) and how it led to the eventual creation of an independent Irish republic
5 resources in this Learning Path

1

O'Connell Street During & After the Rising

http://www.chadwicks.ie/blog/oconnell-street-during-and-after-1916/ Added: 23 Mar 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Gives locations on O'Connell Street and references their use in 1916 and the damage that ensued following the Rising. Taken from a commercial building supply website.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Politics, Conflict & Society

Strand unit: 1916 and the foundation of the state

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • acquire some knowledge of the major personalities, events or developments in these periods

Suggestions for use: Display on class IWB and talk about O'Connell Street today and how it has changed. Get students into groups to research each location on the street (using IT). Report back to the class as student presentations with peer feedback.

JC
History

Strand: 2. The History of Ireland

Strand unit: 4. Nationalism & Unionism (1911 - 1923)

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

2

A story of 1916 - Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhfDNSXtPD8 Added: 06 Dec 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Audio / Video

Here is a lovely video created by Two Chimneys Productions for Wicklow County Council where the story of the 1916 Easter Rising is told using Lego.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
3-4
5-6
SESE History

Strand: Story

Strand unit: Stories

Strand: Story

Strand unit: Stories from the lives of people in the past

Strand: Politics, Conflict & Society

Strand unit: 1916 and the foundation of the state

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

3

The Ballad of 1916

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/16634/16311.mp3 Added: 12 Apr 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Audio / Video

Song about the events of Easter 1916. The song was composed by Donegal-based song writer Bernie Doherty as part of the Donegal County 1916 Project and performed in this clip by primary school students from schools in Buncrana, Muff and Urris. The lyrics are available for schools to download.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
Music

Strand: Performing

Strand unit: Song singing

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • perform, in groups, simple rounds in two or more parts
  • sing from memory a widening repertoire of songs with increasing vocal control, confidence and expression

Suggestions for use: The song is fairly simple and should be easily sung by children. Download the lyrics and work from there. Lyrics available on Scoilnet at the following link https://www.scoilnet.ie/uploads/resources/16635/16312.pdf

Strand: Performing

Strand unit: Song singing

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • perform, as part of a group, two songs sung individually and as partner songs
  • relate words and mood of a song to style of performance

Suggestions for use: The song is fairly simple and should be easily sung by children. Download the lyrics and work from there. Lyrics available on Scoilnet at the following link https://www.scoilnet.ie/uploads/resources/16635/16312.pdf

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

4

The Irish Flag

https://www.scoilnet.ie/irishflag/ Added: 09 Dec 2015 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

A Scoilnet website exploring episodes in the historical evolution of the Irish tricolour flag. Content for the site was based on original research and is presented through a 'timeline' and 'stories' associated with the flag. Most of the stories have questions for students embedded and there is a separate section for Primary Activities.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
History

Strand: Supplementary Resources

Suggestions for use: The story of the flag is closely interwined with the evolution of a sovereign state. Use some of the stories here to support the textbook.

Key Skills: Managing Information and Thinking Literacy

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Politics, Conflict & Society

Strand unit: 1916 and the foundation of the state

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • acquire insights into the attitudes and actions of people in contemporary Ireland
  • acquire some knowledge of the major personalities, events or developments in these periods
  • begin to develop some appreciation of the ‘mind-set’ of former generations
  • engage in simple studies of some of the more important aspects of periods in which political changes or movements have had an important influence on the lives of people in Ireland
  • explore, discuss, compare and develop some simple understanding of the attitudes, beliefs, motivations and actions of differing individuals and groups of people in the past

Suggestions for use: Get the class to explore the origins of the Irish flag. Tell the story of thomas Francis Meagher.

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

5

The 1916 Rising for children

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQl1wmEKCbA Added: 16 Aug 2016 Contributor: Laura Resource type: Presentation / Project / Primary Source

A six minute video narrated by 2nd class about the 1916 Rising.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE History

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: In the classroom or at home. Explains the 1916 rising in a way that is easy for younger children to understand. Can your class create a similar video?

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

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