Glasnevin Cemetery: School Tour Location

I spent  last Saturday morning exploring Glasnevin Cemetery – it was a place I always wanted to visit but never got around to but after a fantastic tour by a very knowledgeable tour guide (Niall) – I’ll definitely be back. Glasevin Cemetery is the largest cemetery in the country. It was also the first non […]

Famous people in history- art and history display

I recently shared the above photograph on Facebook and Instagram. This was a display by one of my colleagues which integrated Art and History. The children chose a famous person in history – wrote some interesting facts about the person and then created an image and background about them. Here are just three examples of […]

Historopedia 

I bought this book ‘Historopedia’ last weekend and I love it! I bought the Irelandopedia book last year and have used it so much in the classroom and resource room. The book shows the history of Ireland over the last 10,000 years covering the stone age, the high kings, the vikings, the normans, 1916, the […]

Timeline of Me

A nice activity for the start of the year/tie in with History (My Family). Children fill in key events in their life e.g. born, 1st birthday, when new brother/sister was born, holiday, starting school, winning a medal, etc.  

History; Interview parents/grandparents

I linked this homework activity to the strand unit – Family. The objectives are for children to; explore aspects of personal family history examine changes and continuity in the lives of grandparents and parents collect and use a range of simple historical evidence Children bring the questions home and ask their parents 3 questions based […]