Flashcards are a very effective way to learn. This is a particularly useful strategy for history. Below is a student guide to using flashcards. This can be downloaded and printed.
Download and print guide:
Below is a very useful junior cert history exam resource [Higher Level] for third year history students and teachers. It should be used with past exam papers.
Junior Cert History: Guide to Question 3 and sample short-answer questions. Sample answers included [Higher Level].
Question 3 of the Junior Cert History exam is short-answer questions. This question examines content from years 1 to 3. The most effective way to prepare for this section is to practice past questions.
Below is a guide on how this section should be approached. Resource also contains 20 short-answer questions taken from past Junior Cert exam papers. Sample answers included.
Test yourself! Attempt the short-answer questions before referring to the sample answers. Give yourself 15 minutes. This resource should be used as part of the final preparation for the mock exam or the state exam.
Junior Cert History: List of paragraphs for Question 6 [Parts C & D] and a sample answer [Higher Level]
Below is a list of paragraphs that should be prepared in preparation for Question 6 [Parts C & D] of the junior cert history exam [Higher Level]. Part C examines your knowledge of 20th century Irish history. Part D deals with 20th century international relations. Typically, both parts ask students to write two paragraphs. A paragraph will be worth 10 or 12 marks.
Include 5-6 Significant Relevant Statements in a paragraph. Limit background information to one or two sentences. Resource contains a sample paragraph, 'The civil rights movement in Northern Ireland'.
Chart your progress by highlighting each paragraph on the list as you progress.
Junior Cert History: Revision checklist for People in History and a sample note [Higher & Ordinary Level]
Section 4 of the junior cert history exam is People in History. Students are required to write two essay type answers. One from Part A and one from Part B. Both parts have a choice of three. This section is worth 40 marks [20 X 2] at Higher Level. It is worth 50 marks [25 X 2] at Ordinary Level.
Below is a checklist for People in History questions. A higher level student should bullet point 8-10 facts for each question. An ordinary level student should bullet point 5 facts for each question. A journal or notebook should be kept for this purpose. It is advisable to highlight one key term within each fact. Resource also contains a sample higher level note on Christopher Columbus.
History Matters 365 Blog
A history teacher's survival guide.
Christian O' Connor, History Teacher, St. Mary's Secondary School, Mallow, Co. Cork. Cork HTA Chairperson.
- History Matters 365 Blog
Junior Cert History
Leaving Cert History
- Teachers' Corner
- Cork HTA YouTube Channel
- St. Mary's History Noticeboard
- The History Room
- Student Submissions
- St. Mary's Thomas Davis Exhibition, 2014