Dublin Rising 1916-2016
Dublin Rising 1916-2016 is a site built by Google in partnership with Ireland 2016, the State Centenary Programme to remember 1916, to reflect on the Republic 100 years on, and to re-imagine our future.
On this virtual tour, you can explore locations around Dublin city and discover the events of the 1916 Rising. See images from the time, listen to witness statements and learn about the people who shaped Ireland’s future. Hear how history was made, in the company of narrator and guide for the tour, dubliner Colin Farrell.
- The aim is to enable anyone, anywhere to participate in the 1916 Centenary, through online access to historical and cultural resource material.
Areas of Learning
Environment and Society
Objective 1: Developing pupils as Individuals
Explore how history has affected their personal identity, culture and lifestyle.
Investigate individuals who are considered to have taken a significant moral stand and examine their motivation and legacy.
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.
Investigate the impact of significant events/ideas of the 20th century on the world.
Investigate critical issues in history or historical figures who have behaved ethically or unethically.
Learning for Life & Work
Local and Global Citizenship
Diversity and Inclusion
Investigate factors including religious and political that influence individual and group identity.
Investigate how and why conflict, including prejudice, stereotyping, sectarianism and racism may arise in the community.
Language and Literacy
Cross Curricular Learning
On this virtual tour, you can explore locations around Dublin city, see images from the time, listen to witness statements and learn about the people who took part in the Rising. The virtual tour provides an opportunity for pupils to engage with the topic through a popular medium, helping to improve their understanding and experience as well as promoting creative thinking and discussion.
The resources could inspire tasks that would support experiences in Desktop Publishing, Presentation, Researching, Working with Moving Images and Working with Images.
The virtual tour provides pupils with the opportunity to develop their talking and listening, and reading skills through independent learning and shared experience.
Opportunities to develop Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities
Using the content pupils 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.
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.
Create an interactive map of Dublin detailing locations of importance during the Rising.
Using presentation software, start with a map of Dublin and pinpoint important location relating to the Rising. Research and store relevant information and images (if possible also source audio clips and video files – or why not create them?) and place them on a number of slides. On the first slide (the map) create buttons (i.e. shapes) that link to the relevant slides.
Areas of Learning
- Language and Literacy (English/Irish with Media Education)
- Environment and Society (History)