St Brigid's College, Loughrea

History

18-September-17
History

St. Brigid’s College History Department

Overview
History is an option subject provided at Junior and Senior Level. History deals with the experience of human life in the past. The study of history involves an investigation of the surviving evidence relating to such experience. Students will gain an insight into other ways of life, other ways of thinking, and other solutions to recurrent problems.

Teachers

Claire Casey

Lisa O Connell

Sharon Mulkerrins

Niamh Deignan


Facilities
ICT is widely used in the teaching of History. All general classrooms have data projectors with internet access which can be used to show relevant clips to compliment the content being taught in class.

Junior Certificate
Aims:

  • Students who study History should acquire knowledge of and understanding about human activity in the past.
  • They should understand the present world through the study of the past.
  • They should develop the ability to think independently and develop a range of skills essential for the study of History.
  • It is essential that students are objectives and accept that people and events must be judged in the context of their values and times NOT our values and times.
  • Students are encouraged to develop an appreciation for History and for their heritage from the past.

Structure of the Syllabus

The syllabus is presented in three sections.

Section 1: How we find out about the past

  • The Job of the Historian
  • Our roots in ancient civilisation (Pre-Christian and Early Christian Ireland and one Ancient Civilisation).
  • Castle, Church and City (Local, national & European examples can be used as appropriate).
  • Renaissance (in various countries across Europe).

Section 2: Studies of Change

  • Geographical (Explorations).
  • Religious (Reformation).
  • Land Ownership (Plantations).
  • Political (Revolution).
  • Social (Agricultural and Industrial revolution).

Section 3: Understanding the Modern World

  • Political developments in Ireland in the late 19th C and 20th
  • Social Change in Ireland in the 20th
  • International relations in the 20th

Book used TIMELINE by Edco.

Leaving Certificate
Aims:

  • To develop knowledge and understanding of human activity in the past and promote understanding of the present through the development of a historical perspective of issues of contemporary importance.
  • To develop knowledge and understanding of Irish, European and World history while at the same time developing students’ understanding of historical concepts.
  • To develop an awareness of different interpretations of particular historical issues and a range of skills essential for the study of history.
  • To develop an ability to think critically and to develop a positive attitude to the study of history.
  • To develop in students an informed and critical awareness of their historical inheritance.


Syllabus (Higher and Ordinary Level)

The new History syllabus is divided into 12 topics.

Students must study 4 topics (one of this is prescribed by the SEC, this rotates every two years).

Students must also submit a Research Project which has a value of 20%.

Students study TWO Irish topics and TWO European topics.

Students taking the Leaving Cert in 2018 & 2019 will study

  1. Ireland Topic 6: Government, economy and society in the Republic of Ireland, 1949-1989. (DBQ TOPIC).
  2. Ireland Topic 5: Politics and society in Northern Ireland, 1949-1993.
  3. Europe Topic 3: Dictatorship and democracy in Europe, 1920-1945.
  4. Europe Topic 4: Division and realignment in Europe, 1945-1992.


Books used

Modern Ireland by Gill and MacMillan.

Europe and the Wider World Option 3 Folens.

Europe and the Wider World Option 4 Folens.

Irish History Option 5 Folens.

Events
Oct
23 2017
LCVP Work Experience
Oct
24 2017
Poetry Aloud
Oct
26 2017
First Year Camogie Blitz
Oct
27 2017
School Closes for Midterm Break
23-Oct-2017
St. Brigid's College launch their Kids for Wish Kids Enterprise
23-Oct-2017
St. Brigid's College Fashion Show, 2017
21-Oct-2017
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18-Oct-2017
St. Brigid's College Fashion Show takes place tomorrow, Thursday 19th October
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Contact
St Brigid's College, Loughrea
Baunoge,
Loughrea,
Co. Galway,
Ireland

091 841 919

Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board
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