The Easter Rising

The module explores the different ideals that were present amongst the Irish population before the Rising and how the militant ideals led them to launch an ambitious rebellion on Easter week, 1916.

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.
(Media Awareness)

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)

Critically investigate and evaluate the power of the media in their representation of a significant historical event or individual.
(Media Awareness)

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.

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)

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)

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

Consider how meanings are changed when texts are adapted to different media.
(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

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)

Investigate and respond to works of art that inspire and relate to their lives and experiences.
(Spiritual Awareness)

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 and Design.
(Cultural Understanding)

Objective 3: Developing pupils as Contributors to the Economy and Environment

Explore the work of local artists, designers or craft workers and their success locally and globally.
(Economic 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)

Music

Objective 2: Developing pupils as Contributors to Society

Explore the power of music to evoke mood and atmosphere and to influence behaviour. Listen to and discuss the expressive impact of music which celebrates human achievement.
(Citizenship)

Cross Curricular Learning

Using ICT

All 6 lessons of the module provide students with the opportunity to develop skills in various desirable features such as: Desktop Publishing, Presentations, Researching, Working with Images, Working with Moving Images and Working with Sound. The suggested additional resources available in each lesson encourage students to explore, think critically and reflect on the topic using a range of video, imagery and audio. The digital tasks available throughout the module give pupils the opportunity to learn both independently and collaboratively, as well as helping to develop their learning across the 5 ‘E’s (Explore, Express, Exchange, Evaluate, Exhibit) using a range of software packages.

Through Using ICT, students are encouraged to be creative, think independently, collaborate with others and use a digital platform to share what they have learned.

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

Through a selection of independent, group and digital tasks students can analyse patterns and relationships in the information with which they have been provided. They also have the opportunity to investigate and discuss the historical perspectives of meaning, ideas and attitudes relevant to the period.

When Using ICT approaches in their work students will have the opportunity to create, design and share knowledge and new ideas, as well as to evaluate and monitor their progress.

As they learn about the issues and ideas of the time, students are encouraged to understand and manage not only the information available to them but also their emotions and reactions.

Providing students with the means to research new information and ideas allows them scope to take the initiative and make choices as they steer their own course through the learning.

In partnership with The Nerve Centre