Friday, December 6, 2013

Nelson Mandela (20 minute story of this great man)

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Buzz Aldrin's own words on the Moon Landing 1969
Case Study The Moon Landing 1969
Norman Mailer on Norman Mailer. 10 minute clip where Mailer gives his view point on Robert Kennedy, Democratic party and the anti-war movement, Nixon and the Feminist Movement.
Billy Graham
Short clip on Marilyn Monroe

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Photograph images of the Eucharistic Congress 1932 (12 minutes)
Primary footage of the Eucharistic Congress 1932.
Eucharistic Congress 1932 (7 minutes)
Twenty minute clip on Martin Luther King's speech "I have a dream" (from 12.20 minutes key part of the speech)
Montgomery Bus Boycott 1955-1956 Watch this ten minute clip. Great overview of this case study.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Ten minute clip on the Feminist Betty Freidan.
Ten minute clip on Muhammad Ali.

Muhammad Ali Speech (2 minutes)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

TY History students attend "1913 Lockout" talk in Lucan Library

On Thursday 5th of September, 25 TY History students attended a fascinating talk at Lucan Library. This was part of a series of events commemorating the 1913 Lockout. The talk titled " My mother was a child during the 1913  Lockout" was given by Dr Ann Matthews, historian and playwright. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Mc Carthyism (10 minute clip)

Monday, June 10, 2013

Leaving Certificate History Exam - Wednesday June 12th 2013

Good Luck to all History students in their Leaving Certificate History Exam 2013!

Remember to

  • Pace yourself - Keep to your time plan.

  • Plan your essays (brainstorm of key points)

  • A lot of marks can be picked up on the Case Studies - Document questions - Retreat from Empire. Know these well.

  • Read the essay questions carefully, underline the key words and make sure each paragraph in your essay relates back to the key words in the question. Echo back these key words in a variety of different ways.

Good Luck from your History Teachers!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

On Tuesday 30th April the 5th year history students in Lucan CC went on a city tour of Belfast.First stop was Stormont Parliament. Students were given a short history of the parliament and were then given the opportunity to speak to Pat Sheehan from Sinn Fein and former IRA activist and hunger striker. Conal McDevitt from the SDLP gave a very interesting talk on Northern Irish politics. After Stormont the students visited the Titanic exhibition. The tour finished with a tour of the murals on the  Fall's and Shankill road.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Leaving Certificate Exam Brief: History

 Check out this useful guide to Leaving Certificate History Exam Revision. 

Exam Brief : Exam Brief Other Subjects, Page 0

Friday, April 12, 2013

Sixth Year History Revision Seminar 2013

Sixth Year Student Seminar
(History Teachers Association - Dublin Branch)
Saturday April 20th 2013
9.30 am - 1pm
Registration 9.15pm

Burke Theatre
Arts Building
Trinity College

How to improve your exam technique 
 - Susan Cashell, Teacher and Advising Examiner
Race Relations in France in the 1980's 
- M.E. Collins, Author
The secession of Katanga,1960 -1965 
- Sean Delap, Teacher and Author

Tickets - €20 per student at the door. First Come, First Served.

Creating History Revision Flascards

Check out the website below, which is very useful for creating your own online flashcards to help you with your revision.

See also some very good flashcards created by History students from Dunshaughlin Community College

Friday, April 5, 2013

Sovereignty and Partition - Key Personalities

Check out the following website, that may be useful for revising key personalities.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Bernadette Devlin's victory speech. One minute long.
Bernadette Devlin's powerful speech to a crowd in Draperstown, Co Derry. Just over a minute long.

The Day the Troubles Began. Part 2. 10 minutes Good background to the Civil rights movement in Northern Ireland.

A 10 minute clip which parallels the American civil rights movement with the roots to the Northern Ireland Civil rights movement.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Secession of Katanga

Check out this very useful summary on the Congo, the Katanga conflict and Patrice Lumumba.

The Apprentice Boys of Derry

Watch this short clip about the history of the 'Siege of Derry.' Consider any aspects of bias in it's narrative. 
Complete a timeline of the key events in the Siege. 


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ms Gallagher's 5th Year History Students visited the city archives on Pearse Street, Dublin in January. They carried out research for their  Leaving Certificate topics worth 20% of their final grade. They will be very busy this mid-term putting the final touches to their research topics!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Leaving Certificate History Mock Exams 2013

Good Luck to all our students doing mock exams. Remember to 
  •  Watch your timing
  •  Read all questions carefully, underlining key words
  •  Plan your answers - for essays + context question 
  •  For higher Level make sure you write in sufficient detail and length - for essays minimum 3 pages - 8/9 key paragraphs
  • Focus on the answering the question - in each paragraph repeat/rephrase key words from the question and link to the main point/s made in the paragraph.