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!
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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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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