Lesson 6: The legacy of the Battle of the Somme
This lesson identifies ways in which the Battle of the Somme has been remembered and commemorated in Ireland following the end of the First World War. The lesson will look at specific events, parades and monuments that have been established to help remember the actions of Irishmen and also explores the role of those opposed to commemorating the First World War in Ireland and the actions they have been involved in as a result.
- Understand the various methods of commemoration employed in Ireland today; and
- Understand the role of remembrance amongst unionists and nationalists.
Areas of Learning
Environment and Society
Learning for Life & Work
Language and Literacy
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.
- Desktop Publishing
- Working with Images
- Working with Sound
Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities
- Managing Information
- Thinking, Problem Solving, Decision Making
- Being Creative
- Working with Others