1916 A Year That Shaped Ireland, iBook

1916 proved to be a pivotal year in Ireland's history with both the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme taking place. This iBook resource uses video footage, audio content, interactive images and quizzes to look at events from 1912 up to and following 1916, and examining how the pivotal moments helped to shape Irish society. Featuring suggested classroom activities throughout, the resource has been developed for a Key Stage 3 audience in mind but is easily accessible for all age groups.

Resource Intentions
  1. Explore and examine the events of 1916 and how they impacted on the island of Ireland’s history.

1916: A Year That Shaped Ireland iBook

Areas of Learning

Environment and Society

History

Objective 1: Developing pupils as Individuals

Explore how history has affected their personal identity, culture and lifestyle.
(Personal Understanding)

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

Objective 2: Developing pupils as Contributors to Society

Investigate the long and short term causes and consequences of the partition of Ireland and how it has influenced Northern Ireland today including key events and turning points.
(Citizenship)

Investigate the impact of significant events/ideas of the 20th century on the world.
(Cultural Understanding)

Investigate critical issues in history or historical figures who have behaved ethically or unethically.
(Ethical Awareness)

Learning for Life & Work

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

Investigate how and why conflict, including prejudice, stereotyping, sectarianism and racism may arise in the community. Investigate ways of managing conflict and promoting community relations, reconciliation.

Human Rights and Social Responsibility

Investigate local and global scenarios where human rights have been seriously infringed.

Equality and Social Justice

Explore how inequalities can arise in society including how and why some people may experience inequality or discrimination on the basis of their group identity.

Democracy and Active Participation

Investigate the basic characteristics of democracy.

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

Use literature, drama, poetry or the moving image to explore others’ needs and rights.
(Citizenship)

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

Use literature, drama, poetry or the moving image to explore others’ needs and rights.
(Citizenship)

The Arts

Art and Design

Objective 1: Developing pupils as Individuals

Express themselves through Art and Design.
(Personal Understanding)

Work with other pupils to produce a creative response to group expressions of identity.
(Mutual Understanding)

Objective 2: Developing pupils as Contributors to Society

Make an informed and critical response to a social/environmental issue.
(Citizenship)

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

Explore some social and moral issues relevant to Art & Design.
(Ethical Awareness)

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 Researching, Presentation, Working with Moving Images, Desktop Publishing, Working with Images and Working with Sound.

Working in groups or pairs and completing the ICT tasks 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