Click on the images to read biography accounts of the ten key personalities from the Pursuit of Sovereignty topic.
Resource showing examples of how to cite sources in the Outline Plan of the Research Study Report.
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Eight episode podcast series, telling the events of Bloody Sunday in Croke Park on November 21st 1920.
Podcast series on all aspects of the revolutionary period, including the role played by Cumann na mBan, and the hunger strike of Terence MacSwiney.
Fingal Libraries' podcast series focuses on the War of Independence in Dublin, particularly the Sack of Balbriggan.
Lorcan is well known for his history walking tours in Dublin. His podcast series considers all aspects of the revolutionary period.
Fin Dwyer's podcasts bring you on a journey throughout Irish history. In February 2021, he began a series focusing on the War of Independence.
Eoin Swithin Walsh explores various aspects of Kilkenny during the War of Independence.
Irish history podcasts from History Ireland magazine. Their archive includes many podcasts related to the revolutionary period.
Kieran Doyle's History Show on West Cork FM has plenty of podcasts about the revolutionary years.
Patrick Geoghegan's history show on Newstalk is one of the best! Search through the archive for shows relating to the revolutionary period.
Presented by Cathal Brennan and John Dorney, the show looks at many different aspects of Irish history, including Ireland's revolutionary struggle.
Donal Fallon's Three Castles Burning is a social history podcast. Listen to this episode, Tom Clarke's Revolutionary Newsagents.
History teachers! The GAA Museum have produced a suite of free educational resources for secondary schools on Bloody Sunday 1920. Register online & receive an education pack, & online lectures by historians. Also, you can arrange a live virtual classroom session with a GAA Museum tour guide. Highly recommend, don't miss out!
Flashcards are a very effective tool for helping students retain knowledge. This is a particularly useful strategy for history. Below is a student guide to using flashcards. This can be downloaded and printed.
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Below is a resource for planning a leaving cert history essay using topic sentence.
A topic sentence indicates the theme of a main body paragraph. The main themes of the essay should be signposted in the introduction. Usually, it is the first sentence of a paragraph, but not always. For example, it could be the last sentence of the previous paragraph. One topic sentence can be used for 1 or 2 main body paragraphs.
Having considered the question, draft a set of topic sentences. The essay should contain between 4 and 6 topic sentences. For each topic sentence, list approximately 4 key terms to be used in the development.
The conclusion can briefly summarise the main points of the essay. However, in order to go beyond summary marks , you must do more. I advise asking a question that will illicit an independent thought drawn from the facts in the essay.
Once the plan is complete, begin writing your essay using information from your textbook, notes and online resources.
For more tips on leaving cert history essay writing, refer to this target sheet.
The 2017 Leaving Cert and Junior Cert History exam papers can be viewed using the links below.
The Cork History Teachers' Association have set up a YouTube Channel. It is full of relevant videos for junior and senior history students and teachers. Videos are arranged into helpful playlists. It's a fantastic resource! Check it out and subscribe. Anyone can suggest videos to be added by using #CorkHTAYouTube on twitter.
All leaving cert history exam papers and marking schemes [HL & OL] now in one place on History Matters 365. Click on the link below to view:
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A history teacher's survival guide.
Christian O'Connor, history teacher, St. Mary's Secondary School, Mallow, Co. Cork.