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The Hunger Times - Educational Resources

Added: 11 May 2018 Contributor: Dave O'Mahony Resource type:

Educational resources to support the THE HUNGER TIMES. The short film intended to entertain and educate and is designed for viewing both inside and outside classroom conditions. Its ideal context however is within learning units dealing with the Great Irish Famine (1845-1852). Within such a context, it can act as a point of entry into this period and function as a means of exploring, reinforcing and visualizing the period. Through the inclusion of relevant artworks, it also aims to provoke reflection on how this event has been represented and remembered.

How it maps to the curriculum

SESE History

Strand: Eras of Change & Conflict

Strand unit: The Great Famine

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

Strand: 2. The History of Ireland

Strand unit: 7. The Great Famine

Meta information

  • Asset type: Document
  • Language: English
  • Rights: All rights reserved
  • Cost: No
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