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Here are links to various materials for teachers that I have prepared. More materials will be added from time to time. In order to read these materials you will need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader if you don’t already have it.
*A replacement unit is a kind of pilot textbook chapter on a topic that teachers can use instead of the regular textbook chapter on the topic. This is a chapter that I worked on with members of the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST). It is for the mathematical topic of area and is geared towards fifth class children. It can be used in various ways, notably on the interactive whiteboard in your classroom.
Fantastic list of resources, will help a great deal as a new 6th class teacher!!
My name is Cormac Lehane. I am a student teacher with Hibernia College. I am going on my final placement in January 2021 all things going to plan. Can you think of any resources, links, etc off hand that might be useful for teaching the topic of WW2 across the SESE subjects? The stuff online seems to be mostly about WW1 and the stuff that is there seems to mostly be made for a UK audience. Do you know of anything?
Thanks for your mail. You have chosen a topic that seems rich in its potential for exploration in senior primary school classes.
SESE is not a subject I’ve specialised in and so I don’t have any immediate response to your question. A lot will depend on the class level you’re teaching and where you’re teaching. For example, there may be local newspapers that would have archived material from the period. You could explore such materials with the children. They might be available online or through a local library. There may also be local groups that have gathered material on this topic. A search for such a group in Kilkenny, for instance, yielded the following webpage: https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-30960215.html.
Even if some material is geared towards older students, you may be able to adapt it for primary students in how you present it to them. For example, the Royal Irish Academy has the following resources for post primary students: https://www.ria.ie/news/dictionary-irish-biography-documents-irish-foreign-policy-educational-resources/difp-second) and the RTE website has some that could be modified: https://www.rte.ie/archives/exhibitions/eamon-de-valera/719137-de-valera-response-to-churchill/.
Although British-based, the website of the Imperial War Museum contains some learning resources which can be filtered by topic and age group (https://www.iwm.org.uk/learning/resources).
Other resources can be adapted for your needs, such as http://edu.glogster.com/glog/world-war-ii-children-of-world-war-ii/21avgdp4a72 or https://prezi.com/xl03xanoywed/world-war-ii-games-that-children-played/.
The following podcast about teaching history may also be useful: https://insideeducation.podbean.com/2013/04/29/programme-173-fionnuala-waldron-on-teaching-history-28-4-13/.
Finally, your specialist lecturers should be able to point you to materials that are more closely tailored to your plans for the topic.