The Plantations - The Events

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Activity 1

Ordering and Captioning
Can you put the events of the plantations in the correct chronological order (from happen first to happened last) Draw a picture for each piece of the timeline.
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Activity 2

What Went Wrong?
The first two plantations did NOT go well for Mary and Elizabeth. Can you remember why? Down below, either draw and write the reasons the Laois-Offaly Plantation and the Munster Plantation did not work out.
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Activity 3

Cromwell Who?
At the very end of the video the name Cromwell is mentioned and it is suggested that maybe there was another plantation. In the box below, write what do you think the next part of the story is? Who is Cromwell? What happens to Ireland next?
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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