Content

  • The Renaissance
  • The Reformation.
  • The Tudors & their impact on Ireland.
  • Voyages of discovery
  • Settlers in New World
  • Planters in Ireland.
  • The impact of the Williamette Wars.
  • The Penal Laws & their consequences
  • The American Revolution.
  • The French Revolution.
  • The 1798 Rebellion
  • The Act of Union

Skills they will be developing

Skills of historical understanding ;-

  • Making links between cause and effect.
  • Progression & Regression.
  • Long & short term consequences.
  • Understanding different perspectives & interpretations.
  • Enquiry & research
  • Identifying/ challenging  stereo types
  • Understanding significance
  • Assessing interpretations of personalities & or events.
  • Decision making
  • Empathy
  • Distinguishing between fact & opinion.
  • Categorising information

Making connections between current affairs & past events.

How they will be assessed
  • Ongoing informal assessment of class and homework tasks.
  • 2 formal assessments per term.
  • Research tasks
  • End of term exams.
  • Peer and self assessments/evaluations of own & others work
How you can help

Encourage your child to :-

  • Learn key facts/terms;
  • Present written work accurately & neatly;
  • Correct spelling mistakes;
  • Meet deadlines for work;
  • Take pride & show initiative in the content & presentation of all class & homework;
  • Bring appropriate books & materials to class;
  • Watch relevant news items/ TV programmes;
  • Use computer & library to research work.