The Plantations - The Causes

Practice Activities For Download

Activity 1

Comic Strip Sequencing
Using what you learned in the video, explain what the plantations were in the mini comic strip below. However, you are not allowed to use any words at all!
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Activity 2

Reasons for Plantations
Using what you learned in the video, try to think back to three of the reasons why the British Queen wanted to set up plantations in Ireland. You use pictures, words or a voice note to explain! (Hint hint, they’re in the video)
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Activity 3

Settler Application Form
Congratulations! You have been randomly selected to go on Queen Mary’s Totally Amazing Plantation Adventure! All you need to do is fill out this form so that we can make sure you are right fit for the job.
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For Your Plans

From the Curriculum

Strand: Eras of Change and Conflict
Strand Unit: World War 1

Curriculum Objectives

The child should be enabled to become familiar with aspects of these periods:
1) reasons for these changes and conflicts.
2) people, organisations and events involved in bringing about change or adapting to change.
3) record the place of peoples and events on appropriate timelines.

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