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Crean: The Extraordinary Life of an Irish Hero

Added: 10 Dec 2018 Contributor: Dave O'Mahony Resource type: Case Study / Reference / Textbook / Primary Source / Secondary Source

PDF version of the biography of Tom Crean, Irish Explorer who served on three major Antarctic Expeditions under Captain Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton kindly made available by the author Tim Foley. The book is very well written and provides first hand accounts, newspaper articles and photographs of the life and times of Tom Crean.

How it maps to the curriculum

SESE History

Strand: Story

Strand unit: Stories from the lives of people in the past

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of the lives of women, men and children from different social, cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds, including the lives of 'ordinary' as well as 'more famous' people
  • discuss the actions and feelings of characters
  • discuss the attitudes and motivations of characters in their historical context
  • discuss the chronology of events in a story
  • express or record stories through oral and written forms, art work, music, drama, mime, movement, information and communication technologies
  • use appropriate timelines

Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Competence and Confidence in Using Language

TY Core Subjects

Strand: English


Strand: 2. Reading

Strand unit: 02. Read for a Variety of Purposes

TY Subject Sampling

Strand: History

Meta information

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