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Advent - Research Links Learning Path

By Aoife McDonnell

Sample links for students to use when researching about Advent.
4 resources in this Learning Path

1

Advent Wreath: Background and How to Make Your Own

http://www.catholicculture.org/cult...icalyear/activities/view.cfm?id=954 Added: 12 Nov 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Background information on the traditions associated with the Advent wreath. Gives considerable detail on the various components of the wreath - the base; candleholders; greens, ribbons / decorations; candles.

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5-6 Visual Arts
5-6 Religious Education

How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Visual Arts

Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Making Constructions

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • explore and experiment with the properties and characteristics of materials in making structures
  • make imaginative structures

Suggestions for use: Use the information on the site to plan a class. The instructions are very detailed and useful.

5-6
Religious Education

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Use the information on the site to plan a class.

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

2

History of the Advent Wreath

http://www.catholiceducation.org/en...e-history-of-the-advent-wreath.html Added: 21 Nov 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Page of notes from a Catholic educational site explaining the origins of the Christmas wreath. It traces its history from pre-christian times through its adaption in the Middle Ages. Also explains the symbolism attached to the candles.

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5-6 SESE History
JC Religious Education

How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Local Studies

Strand unit: Feasts & Festivals

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with the origins and traditions associated with a range of festivals in Ireland and other countries
  • explore, discuss and record some of the ceremonies, stories, legends, poetry, music, dances and games associated with these feasts and festivals

Suggestions for use: Good site for background information for teacher. Probably not interesting enough for display in the Primary classroom.

JC
Religious Education

Strand: Celebrating Faith

Suggestions for use: Good page of background information. Clear description.

Key Skills: Literacy

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

3

Advent - WorldBook Online

http://www.worldbookonline.com/stud...?id=ar005360&st=advent#tab=homepage Added: 22 Nov 2017 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Reference

World Book Online article about advent. World Book is an online encyclopedia containing reliable age appropriate content. Free access through Scoilnet.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
3-4
5-6
Religious Education
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

4

Woodlands School - Advent

http://projectbritain.com/Advent.html Added: 19 Sep 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Simple explanation of advent from a Primary school in the UK. Covers the dates for Advent and the traditions associated with it. Further links on the site cover other Christmas traditions like crackers, trees, carols, decorations and Father Christmas.

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1-2 3-4 Religious Education
3-4 5-6 SESE History

How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
3-4
Religious Education

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: The simple language used here will make the information accessible to lower classes.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Can be displayed on the IWB for background information while you talk about the topics. Lots of images too.

3-4
5-6
SESE History

Strand: Local Studies

Strand unit: Feasts & Festivals

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with the origins and traditions associated with some common festivals in Ireland and other countries
  • explore, discuss and record some of the ceremonies, stories, legends, poetry, music, dances and games associated with these feasts and festivals

Suggestions for use: Can be displayed on the IWB for background information while you talk about the topics. Lots of images too.

Strand: Local Studies

Strand unit: Feasts & Festivals

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with the origins and traditions associated with a range of festivals in Ireland and other countries
  • explore, discuss and record some of the ceremonies, stories, legends, poetry, music, dances and games associated with these feasts and festivals

Suggestions for use: Can be displayed on the IWB for background information while you talk about the topics. Lots of images too and the content is tailored specifically to Primary students.

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

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