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CSPE and Politics & Society

Democratic Classroom PowerPoint

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/19225/18919.pptx Added: 07 Sep 2016 Contributor: Anne Kinsella Resource type:

Excellent PowerPoint to introduce Democratic Classroom. Slides include an introductory video, a walking debate, a slide to digitally record the agree and disagree opinions, slides on creating democratic classroom with rules and examples! Homework idea also provided.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
Politics & Society

Strand: 1. Power & Decision Making: School

Strand unit: Topic 1: General Resources

Suggestions for use: For use at beginning of school year to establish rules and commitment of students to course.

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Language: English
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Democracy and the General Election

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/16509/16185.pdf Added: 18 Feb 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Module of work for CSPE created by Conor Harrisson exploring many aspects of democracy and the mechanics of voting in an Irish general election. The module is activity centered and contains a strong visual element. Includes a specific section on the 'gender election' specific to the 2016 campaign.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
CSPE

Strand: Democracy

Strand unit: Voting/Elections

Suggestions for use: Print ooff and plan a class around these activities. Really excellent resource!

Key Skills: Being Creative Managing Information and Thinking Working with Others Literacy Numeracy

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Politics & Society Class Presentations

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/19299/18993.ppt Added: 16 Sep 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

A large PowerPoint (90 slides) used during the first three weeks's of students studying the subject Politics & Society. The slides cover a general introduction to the subject and its assessment. Further slides get into the detail of the course, including power and decision making in school, issues facing traveller children, and an introduction to the philosophy of John Locke. Homework assignments are also included on the PowerPoint.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Politics & Society

Strand: 1. Power & Decision Making: School

Strand unit: Topic 1: General Resources

Suggestions for use: The material here is an example of what one teacher taught in classroom from the first three weeks of the course. Compare and learn.

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Language: English
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Democracy - A Short Introduction

https://ed.ted.com/featured/RgaIhs2w Added: 10 Nov 2016 Contributor: Tara Fitzharris Resource type: Audio / Video

This is a short 3 minute video explaining the concept of democracy. it is followed by a multiple choice quiz, there are also some prompts for further discussion with students on the topic. This is a useful resource for the teaching of ESD for Junior Cycle students.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
CSPE

Strand: 3. Exploring Democracy

Strand unit: 3.1 The Meaning of Democracy

SC
Politics & Society

Strand: 2. Power & Decision Making: National/EU

Strand unit: 1. The Making of the National Policy

5-6
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • begin to explore the concept of democracy
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Language: English
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Politics and Society Key Thinker Booklet

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/32068/31810.pdf Added: 25 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Reference / Article

This booklet contains the NCCA biographies of 15 of the 17 Key thinkers named in the updated Politics and Society specification.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
Politics & Society

Suggestions for use: Background reading on the key thinkers for students. Can be assigned as reading alongside a topic or strand to encourage students to make links to the perspectives of the prescribed key thinkers.

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Language: English
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Rights and Responsibilities in Communicating with Others - NCCA Possible Learning Activities

https://www.ncca.ie/media/2591/ps-topic-4.pdf Added: 12 Dec 2017 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Lesson Plan

Source: NCCA website. The ideas and resources provided here are not prescriptive, and teachers will discover many other ways of achieving the learning outcomes. The resources include links to websites, research, articles and videos.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Politics & Society

Strand: 4. Citizenship: Rights & Responsibilities

Strand unit: 1. Rights to Freedom of Expression


Strand: 4. Citizenship: Rights & Responsibilities

Strand unit: 2. Developing Skills: Listen & Communicating


Strand: 4. Citizenship: Rights & Responsibilities

Strand unit: 3. Negotiating & Resolving Conflicts


Strand: 4. Citizenship: Rights & Responsibilities

Strand unit: 4. Evaluating Information & Ideas


Strand: 4. Citizenship: Rights & Responsibilities

Strand unit: 5. Democratic Practices in Wider Society

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Kathleen Lynch - Key Thinkers

https://www.ncca.ie/media/2566/kathleen-lynch.pdf Added: 12 Dec 2017 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Source: NCCA website. The ideas and resource provided here are not prescriptive. This document on the big thinker, Kathleen Lynch, is very formative. Key concepts include; patriarcy, gender, social Class, equality, social justice.

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SC
Politics & Society

Strand: 2. Power & Decision Making: National/EU

Strand unit: 7. Participants in these Debates


Strand: 2. Power & Decision Making: National/EU

Strand unit: 3. Social Class & Gender


Strand: 5. Human Rights & Responsibilities: Ireland

Strand unit: 4. Arguments About Rights

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Language: English
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Presidents of Ireland - Timeline of Activities

https://president.ie/en/the-president/interactive-timeline Added: 10 Oct 2018 Contributor: Aoife McDonnell Resource type:

An interactive timeline of the activities carried out by the presidents of Ireland. Students can click on each of the presidents to explore the activities of a specific president of Ireland.

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JC
CSPE

Strand: Democracy

Strand unit: President of Ireland

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Language: English
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Key Thinkers on Key Topic: Hobbes

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/20865/20588.pdf Added: 05 Jan 2017 Contributor: Donal Mc Carthy Resource type: Guide/notes

This series of handouts link the theoretical work of the courses key thinkers to key topics namely: Power and decision making, education, Class and Gender equality, education and culture and identity. This handout is on Thomas Hobbes and offers students a start point when considering the key thinkers position on each of the above topics.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Politics & Society

Strand: 1. Power & Decision Making: School

Strand unit: Topic 1: General Resources

Suggestions for use: Hobbes is a key thinker linked with many of the strands on the course but most relevant in strand 1 and 2. This handout helps students link his work and ideas with topics that they will encounter in these and other strands. It would be advised students keep this handout in their folders for reference during the rest of the course when the ideas of the thinker become relevant in other contexts and even in assessment.

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Power & Decision Making in Schools - NCCA Possible Learning Activities

https://www.ncca.ie/media/2586/politicssociety-topic-1.pdf Added: 12 Dec 2017 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

Source: NCCA website. The ideas and resources provided here are not prescriptive, and teachers will discover many other ways of achieving the learning outcomes. The resources include links to websites, research, articles and videos.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
Politics & Society

Strand: 1. Power & Decision Making: School

Strand unit: 1. Power & Decision-Making: Schools


Strand: 1. Power & Decision Making: School

Strand unit: 2. Arguments Concerning the Need for Rules


Strand: 1. Power & Decision Making: School

Strand unit: 3. Ideas Underpinning the Need for Rules


Strand: 1. Power & Decision Making: School

Strand unit: 4. Effects of Rules & Rule Making Processes

Suggestions for use: Teacher guide.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
CSPE

Strand: 1. Rights & Responsibilities

Strand unit: 1.1 Human Dignity: Basis of Human Rights

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Language: English
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How Is Your Money Spent?

http://localauthorityfinances.com/ Added: 16 May 2019 Contributor: Aoife McDonnell Resource type: Reference

Excellent website developed by St Angelas College in Sligo and NUIG in Galway. The website contains lots of visual representation of data related to Local Authority spending. Stephen McNena, Gerard Turley and Damien Kearns were involved in the development of this website.

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JC Mathematics
JC Business Studies
JC CSPE
TY TY Core Subjects

How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Mathematics

Strand: 2. Numbers

Strand unit: 4. Analysing Numerical Patterns

Suggestions for use: Meaningful graphical data in the form of pie-charts for students to examine and deduct meaning from.


Strand: 5. Statistics and Probability

Strand unit: 3. Statistical Investigations

Suggestions for use: 1. Select, draw and interpret appropriate graphical displays of univariate data, including pie charts.
2. Evaluate the effectiveness of different graphical displays in representing data.

JC
Business Studies

Strand: 3. Our Economy

Strand unit: 02. Distribution of Economic Resources

Suggestions for use: 1. Investigate your local council’s spending and revenue

JC
CSPE

Suggestions for use: 1. Compare your council to the national average
2. Compare your council to a selection of other councils


Strand: 2. Global Citizenship

Strand unit: 2.2 Local & Global Development

Suggestions for use: 1. Compare your council to a selection of other councils

TY
TY Core Subjects

Strand: Mathematics

Suggestions for use: Meaningful data to examine and compare.

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Language: English
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