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Resource of the Week

Resource
of the Week
21 April - 27 April 2018

A Story Map presented by ESRI

A map of Ireland depicting birth surnames by county from an 1890 census. It uses label size to represent relative birth counts. Also includes a blog post about map design and the ability to download a print copies.

How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE History

Strand: Local Studies

Strand unit: My Family

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • collect and use a range of simple historical evidence

Strand: Local Studies

Strand unit: My Locality through the Ages

3-4
5-6
SPHE

Strand: Myself & Others

Strand unit: Myself and my family

Strand: Myself & Others

Strand unit: Myself and my family

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • explore what belonging to a family means
A Story Map presented by ESRI image

Why is it Resource of the Week?

  1. Excellent visual representation depicting birth surnames in Ireland by county from an 1890 census.
  2. Integrates very well with History, Geography and SPHE.
  3. Print copies of the map can be downloaded from the website.
  4. Includes a blog post on the process of designing a digital map.
  5. Includes the ability to search by surname.
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