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Local Studies:

Strand unit: My locality through the ages

Life, society, work and culture in the past

Strand units: Life in the 19th century;

Language and culture in late 19th and early 20th-century Ireland

Curriculum objectives:

The child should be enabled to:

Become familiar with relationships of different groups of people to one another (example: landlord and tenant)

Examine and become familiar with evidence which informs about the lives of people in the periods studied

Record the history of people and events on timelines

Strand: Eras of change and conflict

Strand Units: Changing land ownership in 19th century Ireland

Changing roles of women in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Curriculum objectives:

The child should be enabled to:

Become familiar with changes and conflicts in peoples' thoughts and beliefs, examine the reaction of people to change.

Skills and concepts:

Working as an historian and using evidence is central to the primary history curriculum. This unit demonstrates how children can study evidence found in local libraries. It is envisaged that pupils would work in pairs or small groups at a computer and that discussion would be encouraged. The aim is to build discerning, independent e-learning and research skills.

The main history skills developed are:

Time and chronology: children will be asked to record people and events and to use and interpret a timeline

Change and continuity: children will explore similarities and differences between life in Countess Markievicz's time and in the present.

Using evidence: a wide range of evidence will be presented to include written sources as well as photographs and pictures

Empathy: children will discuss motives and examine perceptions of the day.