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Donal Horgan is a teacher in Scoil Ursula Blackrock, Cork where he works in Learning Support. As well as an interest in History and SESE, he has a particular interest in computer-based applications in the area of testing and assessment.

Ireland - A 20th Century Timeline
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Project Overview

"Ireland - A 20th Century Timeline" aims to develop pupils' concept of time and chronology through a structured exploration of the 20th century in Ireland. Taking as its anchor the changes affecting one Irish street, this project presents a decade by decade pictorial record of Dublin's O' Connell Street. Scene of a rebellion, the demise of Nelson's Pillar and its subsequent replacement by the Spire of Light and major landuse and transportation changes, the changing face of O' Connell Street encapsulates a century of change in Ireland. Other topics covered include News, Home Life, Discoveries and Achievements, Fashion/ Entertainment and Sport.


Curriculum Addressed

  • SESE History

  • Cross Curricular use in areas such as Geography, Science, Information Technology and General Knowledge


The Students

"Ireland - A 20th Century Timeline" is suitable for 5th and 6th class pupils in primary and/or 1st and 2nd year at secondary level. The project provides opportunities for individual and/or group work.


What You Need

  • Individual, small groups or whole class

  • 4 - 5 class periods of 30 mins duration

  • Copies of family photographs as required

  • Internet Connection

  • Digital projector (optional)