A History of Ireland in 100 Objects

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Resource:A History of Ireland in 100 Objects
Provider:The Irish Times
Summary:Age Range: 10-18 (Grades 5-12, with parental supervision). This website from The Royal Irish Academy, The National Museum of Ireland, and The Irish Times is based on a series in The Irish Times by Fintan O’Toole.
Description:Through the use of 100 historical objects, students can learn the fascinating history of Ireland. Fourteen lesson plans have been created for 5th-6th grade children and 5 more for older children (post-primary).

When arriving at today’s link, use the object timeline to select one of the time periods you wish to explore. Once the page opens in a new window, there will be an image of the object and ‘buttons’ to select to learn more. Most objects include the following buttons:
  • For teachers – lesson plans, resources, and other activities
  • Story – an age-appropriate text about the artifact
  • Worksheets – topic-related worksheets
  • Did you know? – fast facts related to the object
  • Quiz – Test your knowledge of the object with a multiple choice online quiz.
  • Look – See other images related to the object.
  • Read – Read an extract from the book A History of Ireland in 100 Objects
All of the above (except for the Quiz) are downloadable PDFs. The quizzes can be printed using your browser print function. Some lessons also include an audio and video option to encourage more thought and conversation.

Older students will enjoy browsing through the 100 objects list by selecting “Objects” on the main menu, then selecting the item of interest from the list.

This website provides a unique way of discovering Irish history.
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C A T E G O R I E S
Orientation:General
Subjects:Social Studies
Teaching Methods:Online Interactive
I N T E N D E D   F O R:
Ages:10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18
Grades:5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
F O R   M O R E   I N F O R M A T I O N
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