The Battle of the Somme
The module explores events leading up to the outbreak of the First World War and the large part played by Irish soldiers, particularly at The Battle of the Somme.
Areas of Learning
Environment and Society
Learning for Life & Work
Language and Literacy
Cross Curricular Learning
All 6 lessons of the module provide students with the opportunity to develop skills in various desirable features such as: Desktop Publishing, Presentation
s, 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.
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.