Lesson 6: Commemoration

The sixth and final lesson of the module explores the ways that the
 Easter Rising has been commemorated. The lesson outlines the challenges
 of commemoration, with particular attention to the problems of public remembrance in a divided community. The lesson discusses the factors complicating commemoration of the events of 1916. Finally, the lesson looks at how the Easter Rising might be commemorated now, on the eve of the centenary.

Lesson Intentions
  1. Understand the concept of ‘commemoration’; and
  2. Describe how the Easter Rising has been remembered in public spaces and events.

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)

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)

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.

Language and Literacy

English with Media Education

Objective 1: Developing pupils as Individuals

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)

Irish with Media Education

Objective 1: Developing pupils as Individuals

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

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)

Tasks

A number of tasks have been developed in order to help pupils progress in a number of desirable Using ICT skills and Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities. This lesson in particular helps develop their knowledge, understanding and skills by engaging the pupils in a number of active learning activities and digital tasks.

Using ICT
  • Research
  • Working with Moving Images
  • Working with Images
  • Working with Sound
Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities
  • Managing Information
  • Self-Management
  • Thinking, Problem Solving, Decision Making
  • Being Creative
  • Working with Others

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