Six teachers recently produced two controlled assessment tasks for Year 10 history students on the Easter Rising based on the GCSE tasks for Year 12. A Teachers Guidance booklet complete with mark scheme and resources and a Pupils booklet complete with sources and questions can be downloaded here.
First World War Centenary page is update death day and gives an event from the war for each day. https://www.facebook.com/FirstWorldWarCentenary
Imperial War Museum : Lives of the First World War
The Royal Dublin Fusiliers site greatwar.ie about remembering the First World War raises awareness of the Irish men and women who served fought and died in the war.
Across The Hawthorn Hedge – The Noise of Bugles is the first of two exhibitions to be presented, exploring the social and economic impacts of the outbreak of war on the home front. 1914-1916 stories researched by project participants illustrate the experience of local communities. This exhibition will be supported by a programme of bus tours and workshops.
The dates and venues are as follows:
Ballymoney Town Hall, 14 Aug – 20 Sept
Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, Limavady, 2 Oct – 30 Oct
Coleraine Town Hall, 6 Nov – 23 Dec
On the Brink: The Politics of Conflict 1914-1916 is a vibrant three-year heritage-led project being delivered by Mid-Antrim Museums Service with Causeway Museum Service, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. It will explore the impact and legacy of war and revolution across Mid and East Antrim and the Causeway areas.
For further information, contact John Hamilton on 028 7034 7235 or firstname.lastname@example.org
National Museums NI and the Public Records Office NI present ‘The Road to War’, a joint lecture series exploring the impact and legacy of the First World War in Ireland.
The first talk in the series is –
‘The Outbreak of the First World War’ by Dr William Mulligan, University College Dublin
Ulster Museum Lecture Theatre, Thursday 7 August 2014 at 7.00pm (booking essential)
In early 1914 Europe was in a relatively stable state, and the outbreak of war later that same year would have come as a shock to many. This lecture will explore why there was such optimism in the first six months of 1914, and how the confidence of governments in their ability to manage international crises led to disastrous errors of judgment during the July crisis, as Europe slid towards war.
William Mulligan is a senior lecturer at University College Dublin and a EURIAS Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin in 2013/4. His most recent book is The Great War for Peace, published in 2014 by Yale University Press.
Ulster Museum Lecture Theatre, from 7 August. For further details, click here: http://www.nmni.com/um/What-s-on/Talks—Lectures/The-Road-to-War
Newbridge staff recently took part in a training session on the Teaching of Controversial Issues delivered by NICIE staff along with the Heads of History and Citizenship departments. The Principal Mrs Anne Anderson said “We look forward to developing specific guidelines for our teachers, pupils and wider school community when dealing with controversial issues in the classroom and beyond, and will engage fully with our NICIE colleagues, CCEA and programmes such as Facing History to inspire and support our pupils to becoming good citizens in the future”