KS3 Online Resources

 
Plantation of Ulster

Beginners Ballet

Video | Story of Ireland 3 : Age of Rebellion | BBC on YouTube

Fergal Keane explores key events in 17th Century Ireland's age of rebellion.

Video | Study Ireland 5: Plantation of Ulster | BBC on YouTube

BBC Schools programme that explores English and Scottish settlers reasons for immigrating to Ulster.

Video | Imagining Ulster | BBC on YouTube

Documentary looking at the history, identity & idea of Ulster as a place distinct from the rest of Ireland through the centuries old influence of its Scottish settlers.

Resources | Plantation of Ulster | Tower Museum

Explore the themes of implementation, individuals, environment  & society through images and questions.

Teachers notes | Plantation of Ulster Introduction | Tower Museum

In the study pack you will find a general introduction to the Plantation of Ulster.

Teachers notes | Plantation of Ulster -  Implementation | Tower Museum

In the study pack you will find about the implementation of the Plantation of Ulster, through a topic sheet, a set of facsimiles and suggested activities which could be used in a 40-50 minute lesson

Teachers notes | Plantation of Ulster - Individuals | Tower Museum

In the study pack you will find about the individuals of the Plantation of Ulster, through a topic sheet, a set of facsimiles and suggested activities which could be used in a 40-50 minute lesson

Teachers notes | Plantation of Ulster – What did it look like | Tower Museum

In the study pack you will find about the appearance of the Plantation of Ulster, through a topic sheet, a set of facsimiles and suggested activities which could be used in a 40-50 minute lesson

Teachers notes | Plantation of Ulster – Environment & Society | Tower Museum

In the study pack you will find about the environment and society of the Plantation of Ulster, through a topic sheet, a set of facsimiles and suggested activities which could be used in a 40-50 minute lesson

Website | Plantation of Ulster website | BBC

Through essays, audio, photographs and interactive maps you can discover how the Plantation transformed Gaelic Ulster.

Website | Plantation rewriting the story | NI Community Archive

The Plantation made huge changes to our landscape, society and culture, explore the impact on the Causeway area.

Siege of Derry

Website | The Siege timeline | BBC

Explore the events of the Siege of Derry using the timeline. Divided into four sections, this illustrated timeline gives a detailed account of the key events of this important period in Irish history.

Resource Siege of Derry timeline Tower Museum

Explore the key events in the run up to the Siege.

Resource | Siege of Derry Teacher's notes | Tower Museum

These lesson plans reflect on the events leading up to the Siege of Londonderry.

Video | A Siege of Derry | BBC on YouTube

A documentary featuring historians telling the story of Derry's siege and related incidents.

Video | Study Ireland 7: Derry's Walls - Siege of Derry - 1689 | BBC on YouTube

BBC Schools programme with Gerry Anderson exploring causes and events of the Siege of Londonderry.

Video | Study Ireland - 8 Battle of the Boyne - 1689 | BBC on YouTube

BBC Schools programme exploring the key events of William's victory over James at the Battle of Boyne.

Dunluce Castle

Document | Dunluce Castle site notes | Corrymeela

Findings from archaelogy inform our knowledge of the origins of the Dunluce Castle site 

Maps | Dunluce Castle maps | Corrymeela

A collection of maps of Dunluce Castle illustrating the history of the site

ResourceRediscovering the lost town of Dunluce Castle | REF

This web page proves an overview of Dr Colin Breen’s research into Dunluce plantation town

 
 
The Normans

Mommy & Me

Worksheets & Teacher Guides

 

Dundrum Castle Teachers Guide – DfC

Contains an overview of the Normans in Ireland, a timeline, description and illustrations of the Dundrum Castle with ideas for cross-curricular activities.

 

Let’s explore Carrickfergus Castle – DfC

This teacher’s booklet provides historical information and illustrations of Carrickfergus Castle and a  range of suggested activities.

Inch Abbey - DfC

This teacher’s booklet contains illustrations and detailed historical and architectural information on the Cistercian abbey at Inch, Co. Down.

Hands on History – The Normans – BBC

Images, lesson plans and suggested activities about the Normans, includes guide to building model Motte & Bailey castle.

The Normans Spartacus Educational

 

Videos

Study Ireland - The Normans 1: From Pagans to God’s Warriors- BBC on YouTube

BBC Schools Programme on the Normans in Ireland. Part 1 provides a background to the Norman Invasion of England and Ireland.

 

Study Ireland - The Normans 2: Ireland – The Land of Opportunity - BBC on YouTube

BBC Schools Programme on the Normans in Ireland. Part 2 explores Gaelic life in Ireland and the subsequent Norman invasion.

Study Ireland - The Normans 3: Everyday Life - BBC on YouTube

BBC Schools Programme on the Normans in Ireland. Part 3 looks at the Norman impact on everyday life in Ireland.

Dundrum Castle - Time Team - Channel 4 on YouTube

The Time Team visit Co. Down for a dig at Dundrum Castle. 

The Normans in Ireland - Lagan College on YouTube

This video covers the reasons form the Norman invasion of Ireland and how they built up their control on the island. The clip also covers a little bit about Norman legacy in Ireland. 

Motte & Bailey Explained - Lagan College on YouTube

This is a short video looks at Motte and Bailey castles and explores their importance and their strengths and weaknesses. The clip also contains some local examples of Motte & Bailey castles. 

Feudal System explained Lagan College on YouTube

This short video aims to describe the Feudal system in the Middle Ages. It describes what it is and why it was used. 

What was the Domesday Book? | Lagan College on YouTube

This short three minute video covers what the Domesday book is ; Why it was written and what was involved in making it

History - Secrets of the Castle - BBC Teach 

Suitable for teaching 11 to 14s. Historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Tom Pinfold and Peter Ginn rediscover medieval castle-building techniques. (11 clips)

Build a Norman Castle in Minecraft – English Heritage

English Heritage teamed up with The Yogscast to recreate the iconic Dover Castle in Minecraft.

Decade of Anniversaries

Little League

Resource | Decade of Anniversaries Schools ResourceUlster University, CRCN

Developed by the University of Ulster, this project takes an in-depth look at the Decade of Anniversaries with a particular case study focus on West Belfast.

Website | TransformationsDown County Museum

This resource has been designed for pupils and teachers at Key Stage 3 to explore a selection of objects, documents and photographs from Down County Museum’s collection which relate to the period from 1900 to the 1920s.

Website | Decade of Centenaries timeline | CRCNI

An illustrated interactive timeline of key events in Ulster between 1885 and 1925.

Website | On the Brink | Mid-Antrim Museums Service Causeway Museum Service

On the Brink: The Politics of Conflict Project explores the impact and legacy of the outbreak of the First World War, the Battle of the Somme and the Easter Rising in the Mid and East Antrim and Causeway areas.

Website | Understanding 1917 & Beyond | The Nerve Centre & CCEA

Understanding 1917 And Beyond is a hub of downloadable content and information related to the events of 1917-22 including their causes, consequences and on-going legacy today.

Resource | Derry - Londonderry The Ulster Covenant and 1916 Proclamation | Tower Museum

Resource that investigates the impact of these key documents on the inhabitants of Derry.

 

WWI

Website | Men Behind the Glass | Campbell College

Men Behind the Glass pays tribute to Campbell College's lost men and boys, their families and friends and to those who fought and survived. 

Resource | From Home to Foreign Fields Tower Museum

Comprehensive illustrated document charting the history of the First World War in the Derry City, Strabane District, Omagh District and Donegal County Council Areas

Website | WWI Ireland National Library of Ireland

Drawing on archive images, photographs and newspaper cuttings from the NLI collections, this interactive presents some examples of how the war touched the different provinces and counties of Ireland.

Resource | Google Arts and Culture - The Great War Revisited | Trinity College Dublin

This exhibition examines the Irish experience of World War I through the archives of Library of Trinity College Dublin.

Resource | World War One in wider perspective  | Historiana

This module contains historical content and learning activities that charts the causes, events and impact of the First World War.

 

Video | World War One | BBC Teach

A collection of video resources for secondary schools, perfect for us with students studying World War One.

Resource | BBC Bitesize: World War One | BBC

 

Easter Rising

Website | Understanding 1916 |  CCEA, Nerve Centre

Understanding 1916 is a hub for some of the key learning aids and information sites related to the main events of 1916, to their causes and consequences and their ongoing legacy for us today.

Website | 1916 Object StoriesNational Museum Ireland

Website | Google Arts & Culture - Easter Rising 1916 | Trinity College Dublin

Other topics

Little League

US Civil Rights 

NI Troubles

WWII

Video | World War Two | BBC Teach

A collection of video resources for secondary schools, perfect for us with students studying World War Two.

Resource | World War Two | National Archives

Investigate the events of WWII through primary sources.

Resource | Our Lives | Tower Museum

This illustrated resource explores the Second World War and its impact in the North West and Causeway regions.

 

Flight of the Earls

Resource | Flight of Earls - book Cardinal Ó Fiaich Library and Archive

Quizzes | Interactive History Quizzes | Lagan History 

Interactive quizzes on Normans in Ireland, the Reformation and Henry II.

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