The Story of Alice Milligan

A comic resource that tells the story of Alice Milligan and her part in the Irish Cultural Revival. The comic recalls Alice’s career as a poet, writer, creative pioneer, theatre producer and political activist as well as her response to the Easter Rising in 1916.

Resource Intentions
  1. Illustrate and review the life of Alice Milligan, paying particular attention to her contribution to the Irish cultural revival; and
  2. Using the resource as a starting point, explore the work of Alice Milligan and the Irish cultural revival.

Areas of Learning

Environment and Society

History

Objective 1: Developing pupils as Individuals

Investigate individuals who are considered to have taken a significant moral stand and examine their motivation and legacy.
(Moral Character)

Explore issues related to spiritual awareness.
(Spiritual Awareness)

Learning for Life & Work

Personal Development

Self Awareness

Investigate the influences on a young person.

Develop skills and strategies to improve own learning.

Local and Global Citizenship

Diversity and Inclusion

Investigate factors including religious and political that influence individual and group identity.

Investigate ways in which individuals and groups express their identity.

Language and Literacy

English with Media Education

Objective 1: Developing pupils as Individuals

Engage, through language, with their peers and with fictional and real-life characters and situations, to explore their own emotions and develop creative potential.
(Personal Understanding)

Explore and respond to others’ emotions as encountered in literature, the media, moving image and peer discussion.
(Mutual Understanding)

Develop the ability to use language (including body language) effectively in communicating with and relating to others.
(Mutual Understanding)

Explore the use of language and imagery in conveying and evoking a variety of powerful feelings.
(Spiritual Awareness)

Objective 2: Developing pupils as Contributors to Society

Explore how different cultures and beliefs are reflected in a range of communication methods.
(Cultural Understanding)

Explore the power of a range of communication techniques to inform, entertain, influence and persuade.
(Media Awareness)

Irish with Media Education

Objective 1: Developing pupils as Individuals

Engage, through language, with their peers and with fictional and real-life characters and situations, to explore their own emotions and develop creative potential.
(Personal Understanding)

Explore and respond to others’ emotions as encountered in literature, the media, moving image and peer discussion.
(Mutual Understanding)

Develop an understanding of the power of languages (including bi-lingualism and body language) to communicate and empathise with others.
(Mutual Understanding)

Explore the use of language and imagery in conveying and evoking a variety of powerful feelings.
(Spiritual Awareness)

Objective 2: Developing pupils as Contributors to Society

Explore the power of a range of communication techniques to inform, entertain, influence and persuade.
(Media Awareness)

Explore how different cultures, beliefs and language communities, here and globally, are reflected in a range of communication methods.
(Cultural Understanding)

The Arts

Art and Design

Objective 2: Developing pupils as Contributors to Society

Explore the diversity of various cultures that are expressed through Art & Design.
(Cultural Understanding)

Drama

Objective 1: Developing pupils as Individuals

Express themselves emotionally and imaginatively through drama and improvisation.
(Personal Understanding)

Explore and respond to the views and feelings of others.
(Mutual Understanding)

Cross Curricular Learning

Using ICT

The resource presents pupils with the opportunity to develop their ICT skills in the disciplines of working with sound. Completing the task through scripting and recording an interview requires pupils to use sound editing software to realize their ideas and showcase their learning in a digital capacity.

Working in groups or pairs and completing the task also provides pupils with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate their thinking skills and personal capabilities.

Communication

The resource provides pupils with the opportunity to develop their talking and listening, reading and writing skills through independent learning and group activities. Completing the ICT and creative writing tasks enable pupils to express themselves, develop as individuals, engage with others and improve skills that will help them to contribute as members of society.

Opportunities to develop Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities

The tasks within the resource provide pupils with the opportunity to think both critically and creatively and to develop personal and interpersonal skills, both in an independent and group capacity.

  • Managing Information
  • Thinking, Problem-Solving, Decision-Making
  • Being Creative
  • Working With Others
  • Self-Management

In partnership with The Nerve Centre Creative Centenaries