Modern Scandinavia - Comparing Ireland and Scandinavia

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In this lesson, we take a look at the similarities and differences between Ireland and Scandinavia. We'll look at both physical and human geography features.
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Activity 1

Comparing Task Cards
In this activity, groups will be given a specific area of geography to focus on. They will have to research 3 facts and make annotations on their maps of Ireland and of a given Scandinavian country
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Activity 2

Comparing Maps
Below are maps of the Scandinavian countries and Ireland with spaces for facts. I recommend you print these A3 to make group work easier. These should be used with the task cards.
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Lesson Plan

Everything you need to give this lesson a try. On the left side we have our lesson objectives, in the middle are the activities and on the right are the assessment tools!
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From the Curriculum

Strand: Human Environments
Strand Unit: People and Other Lands

Curriculum Objectives

The child should be enabled to:
1) study some aspects of the environments and lives of people in one location in Europe including:
-similarities to and contrasts with Ireland

Learning Objectives

-use the language of history including: chronology, timeline, causes, sources.

-sequence the events leading up to the start of WW1.

-identify some of the reasons why WW1 started.

-use online sources of information to research the flags of WW1 countries.

Learning Activities

-Video Stimulus: watch the video stimulus explaining the causes of WW1, pausing the video when prompted to answer stimulus questions.
-Comic Strip Sequencing: draw a three piece comic strip that explains the events of Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassination.
-Summarising: using the video content, summarise three reasons why war was inevitable, even without Ferdinand's assassination.
-Flag Research: using ICT resources, research the flags of various countries that took part in WW1. Research carefully to make sure you are finding sources that show WW1 flags not modern flags.


-Teacher Designed Tasks:
1) Comic Strip Sequence
2) Reasons for War
3) Flag Research Sheet

-Teacher Questioning:
1) Can you identify a few reasons why WW1 started?
2) Can you put the events of Franz Ferdinand's assassination in order?

Rang Maher