Web Resources for Students

Projects for the Discover Cork: Schools’ Heritage Project are to be colourful, creative, imaginative, have the student’s opinion and should gain publicity. Those are the threads that make a great project. Below are a few weblinks that are student friendly for all age groups and give ideas on project work. In fact, why not build your own website or blog?

 Ordnance Survey Ireland : 185 years of innovation in mapping

www.heritageinschools.ie

Heritage Service Public Mapviewer

logainm.ie – Placenames Database of Ireland – Bunachar Logainmneacha na hÉireann

National Archives

Ask about Ireland – Check out the learning zone for hints and tips:

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/learning-zone/

 

BBC, History for kids section, note the use of characters, objects, documents

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/

 

Life in an early Christian Monastery:

http://www.teachnet.ie/gharrington/ie

 

A century of change in an Irish Town:

http://www.teachnet.ie/gryder/2006/index.htm

 

 

Life in a Medieval Castle:

http://www.teachnet.ie/stpats/2003/life_in_a_medieval_castle/Introduction.html

 

Life during the Great Famine:

http://www.teachnet.ie/jstacey/2004/

Irish emigration:

http://www.teachnet.ie/jlynch/2005/

 

Irish Myths and Legends:

http://www.teachnet.ie/stpats2004/irishmythandlegend/introduction.html

Clothes in the past:

http://www.teachnet.ie/sgrimes/

 

Ireland in the twentieth century:

 http://www.teachnet.ie/dhorgan/

 

Living in Ireland in our Grandparent’s Time:

http://www.teachnet.ie/jcarey/

 http://www.irishfadofado.com/

National Grandparent’s Day:

http://www.grandparents-day.net/index.html

Traditional Crafts:

http://www.teachnet.ie/pward/2007/stbrigid/

Build your own museum:

http://www.teachnet.ie/stpats2004/childrensmuseum/Introduction.html

 

  Irish emigration:

http://www.corkexiles.com/

 

 

Re-enactments:

http://www.livinghistory.ie/

 

Oral history and mapping memories:

http://murmurdublindocklands.info/

 

Cork History Teachers Association of Ireland:

www.corkhtai.ie and www.corkhistoryteachers.ie ?