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Easter Rising 1916

Scoilnet's Easter Rising page

A collection of classroom resources by Scoilnet

The Rising was a key event in Irish history. The resources in this collection have been reviewed by teachers for their relevance to the Irish curriculum. Many have been created by teachers for teachers!


About the Rising
The Proclamation
The Irish Flag
Teachers

Resources that explain the events and the personalities.

The Leaders of the 1916 Rising

http://www.taoiseach.gov.ie/eng/His...ted_Leaders_of_the_1916_Rising.html Added: 29 Jul 2015 Contributor: H O Connell Resource type: Guide/notes / Reference

This site gives a short biography of all the executed leaders of the 1916 Rising. This is also available in Irish, Polish and Chinese.

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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
  • develop a growing sense of personal, national, European and wider identities
  • 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: Can be used to give biographical information on the leaders of the 1916 Rising. Can also be used for project work.

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

The Easter Rising Powerpoint Presentation

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/15068/14708.ppt Added: 03 Aug 2015 Contributor: Lisa Chaney Resource type: Presentation

Powerpoint presentation with slides showing the causes, the leaders, the events and several photographs.

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

Pathé News - Sinn Féin Rising 1916 (Part 1)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd-61UV_TLk Added: 31 Jul 2015 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Audio / Video

Video showing images of the immediate aftermath of the Easter Rising in Dublin. Footage shows British soldiers receiving tea and food from women on the street as well as the damage to the General Post Office on what is now O’Connell Street and Liberty Hall are also shown.

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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 insights into the attitudes and actions of people in contemporary 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: Show this to the class after they have read about the Rising. Notice the clothing. Get them to think about what the attitude was of ordinary Dubliners to the Rising. Is it obvious from this film?

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

Easter Rising 1916

http://www.easter1916.ie/index.php/schools/primary/ Added: 13 Aug 2015 Contributor: Hugh Rooney Resource type: Lesson Plan / Presentation / Project

A resource to help children understand the Easter Rising in 1916

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Life, Society, Work & Culture

Strand unit: Life in the 19th Century

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with aspects of the lives of these people
  • record the place of peoples and events on appropriate timelines

Suggestions for use: Using timelines in history

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

Eyewitness account's of the Easter Rising

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/15416/15057.docx Added: 14 Aug 2015 Contributor: Padraig Seery Resource type: Primary Source

This word document contains eyewitness accounts of the Easter Rising from Easter Monday to Saturday 29th April

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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 insights into the attitudes and actions of people in contemporary Ireland
  • acquire some knowledge of the major personalities, events or developments in these periods
  • develop a growing sense of personal, national, European and wider identities

Suggestions for use: Easter Rising project work.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution Creative Commons
Special Needs:

Reimagining the Proclamation

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/16395/16071.pdf Added: 05 Nov 2015 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Lesson Plan

Support material for the 'action learning' project on writing a new proclamation for 2016. The methodologies will assist in facilitating classes to discuss and engage with the main ideas of the Proclamation, to decide if they are relevant in today’s society with the aim of identifying, discussing and creating their vision for Ireland in 2016. The focus is to gather ideas, share prior knowledge, formulate a plan, develop teamwork strategies, listening, speaking and writing skills.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Eras of Change & Conflict

Strand unit: Modern Ireland

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: The suggestions in this document are highly practical and include prompts to assist teachers to differentiate resources and methodologies, depending on class groups, which may help to frame the new Proclamation. Some terrific suggestions!

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution-Noncommercial Share Alike Creative Commons
Special Needs:

The Printing of the Proclamation

https://www.scoilnet.ie/post-primar...f-centenaries/ProclamationPrinting/ Added: 12 Jan 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Audio / Video

Video talking about the National Print Museum in Dublin and more specifically about how the 1916 Proclamation was printed. It explains how the Proclamation was printed in two halves and also discusses the problems the printers had with the font used.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Politics, Conflict & Society

Strand unit: Revolution and change in America, France and Ireland

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: The section on the Proclamation starts mid way through the video.

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

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:

The Story of the Tricolour

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/16461/16137.pdf Added: 05 Jan 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

Lesson activity that introduces the Irish flag. Children are asked to describe the flag and to brainstorm any questions they might have about the flag. A series of suggested questions are included in the document.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE History

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: A good activity to encourage the children to ask historical enquiry based questions.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: A good activity to encourage the children to ask historical enquiry based questions.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution-Noncommercial Share Alike Creative Commons
Special Needs:

Why Should We Remember Thomas Francis Meagher?

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/16462/16138.pdf Added: 05 Jan 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

Lesson activity around the man who pioneered the use of what was to eventually become the Irish national flag. The activity was commissioned to accompany Scoilnet's Irish Flag site. and encourages children to explore the life of Meagher and his involvement in the rising of 1848. A series of cards are presented highlighting various key moments in his life.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Politics, Conflict & Society

Strand unit: Revolution and change in America, France and Ireland

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • 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
  • develop a growing sense of personal, national, European and wider identities

Suggestions for use: This activity provides most of the material you will need to study Meagher - a pivotal figure in the evolution of the irish flag.

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

What Events led to Ireland having its own Flag?

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/16463/16139.pdf Added: 05 Jan 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

Lesson activity around the evolution of the Irish tricolour flag. Children work in pairs around the major events of a timeline. Research is undertaken around the asigned events. A suggested timeline is included in the resource (1848 to 1916).

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Life, Society, Work & Culture

Strand unit: Life in the 19th Century

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with aspects of the lives of these people
  • 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: Clear guidelines and differentiation included. Children can use the Irish flag website to get further information.

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

Our National Flag - A Symbol of Pride in Our Country

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/16465/16141.pdf Added: 05 Jan 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

Activity in which children analyse pictures and ask a series of questions around the use or depiction of the tricolour flag in these pictures. The resource aims to make children aware of the importance of mutual respect and sensitivity to the different values and attitudes held by others.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • be aware of the importance of mutual respect and sensitivity to the different values and attitudes held by others

Suggestions for use: No additional resources required.

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of elements of his/her own cultural heritage and traditions
  • explore local traditions and folklore and develop a sense of pride in his/her local community

Suggestions for use: The directions and questions are very clear. No additional resources required.

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

Walking Debate - Irish Tricolour Flag

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/16466/16142.pdf Added: 05 Jan 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

Lesson activity in which children 'agree' or 'disagree' about specific statements in relation to the national flag. Children are asked to explain their reasoning as part of the activity.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • appreciate the diversity of people or groups within communities and the importance of mutual respect, empathy and understanding for living together in peace and harmony
  • be aware of the importance of mutual respect and sensitivity to the different values and attitudes held by others

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of elements of his/her own cultural heritage and traditions
  • recognise and acknowledge the various cultural, religious, ethnic or other groups that exist in a community or society and explore ways in which these differences can be respected
  • recognise and understand the role of the individual and various groups in the community

Suggestions for use: No additional resources required. All statements are included in the lesson.

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

1916 Leagan Gaeilge

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/16435/16111.pptx Added: 27 Nov 2015 Contributor: Seanachán Mac Gearailt Resource type: Presentation

1916. All you need to know about 1916. Background, main personalities, main events, statistics, and consequences.
Tá gach eolas ar 1916 le fáil anseo, an cúlra, pearsana, príomhimeachtaí, staitisticí agus iarmhairtí.

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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

Suggestions for use: Rang 4,5,6. Mar ceacht Staire nó Gaeilge

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

The Easter Rising Powerpoint Presentation

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/15068/14708.ppt Added: 03 Aug 2015 Contributor: Lisa Chaney Resource type: Presentation

Powerpoint presentation with slides showing the causes, the leaders, the events and several photographs.

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

Easter Rising PowerPoint

http://www.seomraranga.com/2012/02/the-easter-rising/ Added: 14 Aug 2015 Contributor: Maria Rogerson Resource type:

PowerPoint on the Easter Rising 1916 and accompanying worksheet on Elizabeth O'Farrell

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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
  • 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: Use of PowerPoint presentation as an introduction to project work on the area of the Rising.

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

1916 Easter Rising

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/15823/15485.pdf Added: 19 Aug 2015 Contributor: Karen Byrne Resource type: Other

A word search highlighting key words used in teaching primary school students about the 1916 Easter Rising

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE History

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Use in a station teaching activity, as a small group lesson or as a whole class activity to introduce key words in teaching about the 1916 Easter Rising

Asset type: Image
Language: English
Rights: Attribution Creative Commons
Special Needs:

Easter Rising Project - Scoil Mhichil Naofa

http://www.smngalmoy.com/easter-rising-project.html Added: 24 May 2014 Contributor: Brian Boyle Resource type: Presentation / Project / Reference

In this decade of anniversaries our 5th and 6th class children give their version of the events of the Easter Rising 1916 - the build-up, people involved, incidents and the consequences. These videos can also be viewed on the schools youtube page so please take the time to enjoy these dramatic pieces.

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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:

  • begin to develop some appreciation of the ‘mind-set’ of former generations
  • develop a growing sense of personal, national, European and wider identities
  • 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
Asset type: Video
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

World Book Web

1916 Easter Rising

The Easter Rising was a very important point in Irish history. 


Pádraig Pearse

An article on Pearse's life and involvement in the 1916 Easter Rising. 

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