A call to action for junior cycle history students!
WHAT IS HISTORY?
ted ed - Why is Herodotus called “The Father of History”?
Lagan College - What is History?
WHAT IS CHRONOLOGY?
Lagan College - What is chronology?
working out centuries
HOW TO MAKE A TIMELINE
history matters 365 - HENRY VIII Timeline
Here [VIEW ON PC ONLY/FLASH PLAYER REQUIRED] is a timeline charting the wives of Henry VIII. How many times was he married? How did each of his marriages finish? He certainly led an interesting life! Timelines are a great way of placing some of the key events of a person's life in chronological order. Try making a short timeline of your own life using a similar design. Four to five events is plenty. Examples: day you were born/first day in secondary school. Use colour pencils to make your timeline visually attractive.
Consider a controversial issue in history from more than one perspective. Use this template to guide your work. [Examples: Signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty 1921, Dropping the atomic bomb, Opening of Croke Park to other sports]
A time capsule is a collection of sources, usually intended as a method of communication with future people. As part of junior cycle history, create your very own time capsule. Your capsule will take the form of an A3 size envelope. Items for the capsule may include:
> A letter to your future self > Photographs - Family/Classmates/Local sites > Newspaper/Magazine Articles > Coins > Cinema Tickets > Text of an Interview > Bucket List > Questionnaire responses > Train Timetable > Compilation CD > Class Test > Top 10 Lists - Songs/Films/Books/Celebrities > A Postage Stamp > A Diary of One Week in Your Life
You should try to date as many of your items as possible. Some, such as newspaper articles will already be dated. Once you have gathered all your items they should then be placed into the A3 envelope. The envelope must be sealed and labelled with the following details: name, date, time, teacher, class and date to be opened.