FSC2029 Ireland Through the Ages – Teaching the History of Ireland - Fluirse Teacher Online Summer Courses

FSC2029 Ireland Through the Ages – Teaching the History of Ireland


A tour of Irish history featuring stories from the first inhabitants of the early Stone Age, through to the Celtic era and the arrival of St. Patrick, the Vikings, the Normans, the famine and into modern times.


Ireland through the Ages will give teachers a recap of the crucial points in Irish history, starting from the Stone Age and FSC2029 Ireland Through the Ages – Teaching the History of Ireland - Fluirse Teacher Summer Coursesworking forward all the way to the modern day. In this crucial era of commemoration, there has never been a more important time to learn about how we came to be where we are. Each era will be accompanied by teaching ideas, interactive resources and ideas on how to bring the lesson to life. All class levels could benefit from the resources, websites and databases presented in the course and participants will complete the course having been exposed to many ideas to improve their teaching of history and their ability to commemorate past events. 



  • Target Audience: Any teacher who enjoys history or wants to learn about new resources available to complement the teaching of the subject. Anyone interested in schools’ roles in commemorating the War of Independence, Civil War, partition of the state etc.
  • Equipment Required: All our courses are accessible through PC, Laptop, iPad, Tablet and Mobile devices. Internet access required with broadband speeds recommended
  • Prerequisites or Requirements: Suitable for all primary school teachers
  • Duration: All Flúirse Online Teacher Summer Courses are available from July 1st – August 21st.  Each course requires approximately 20 hours of training and engagement
  • Course Fee: €69 (also available as part of a 2 course 4-EPV Day bundle for €89 or 3 Course 5-EPV Day bundle for €99)
  • EPV Days: This course is worth 3 EPV days (also available as part of a 2 course 4-EPV Day bundle or 3 Course 5-EPV Day bundle)
  • Support: Our team are available to support you throughout your training by phone, email, online chat, course forums and social media
  • Our Guarantee: No risk guarantee, if your not happy with your course for any reason within 21 days or enrollment we will issue you a full refund
  • Questions/ More Information: Call us now on 066 712 9828 or e-mail courses@fluirse.com




Module 1 – Early Ireland (Stone and Bronze Age)

  • What is history and why it is important?
  • Learn how the first people came to be in Ireland.
  • Understand the progression that led to the Bronze Age and the improvement in living conditions for the people.
  • Look at ways history can be integrated with other subjects and taught actively inside and outside the classroom
  • Look at the importance of oral history, linking in with primary language curriculum.
  • Learn about the school self-evaluation guidelines and how they can bring about positive change in the teaching


Module 2 – Celtic and Christian Ireland

FSC2029 Ireland Through the Ages – Teaching the History of Ireland - Fluirse Teacher Summer Courses

  • Understanding the Celts.
  • Who was St. Patrick and what changes did he bring?
  • Differentiation in history.
  • Learn ways to teach history using ICT in line with the Digital Strategy for Schools.
  • See how history teaching can be improved collectively as a whole school priority.


Module 3 – The Vikings and the Normans

  • Understanding who the Vikings and the Normans were and the changes they brought to Ireland
  • Looking at the progression of Irish life between the 10th and 15th century
  • Learn how other schools are using ICT to create incredible history lessons.
  • Understand the benefit of teaching the children to think like historians and engage in active learning
  • Learn how schools from different communities have celebrated anniversaries of important events in an inclusive manner


Module 4 – Ireland: 1400- the Famine

  • Be enabled to understand what life was like between 1400-1851
  • Appreciate some of life’s modern conveniences brought about by the Industrial Revolution
  • Learn about different trips, tours and activities that can be undertaken outside the classroom
  • Learn about a number of digital resources which can bring history lessons to life
  • Understand how a collaborative history plan could improve teaching and learning
  • Consider the benefit of choosing history/SESE as the school’s SSE target


Module 5 – Modern Ireland

  • Be enabled to understand how life developed after the famine
  • Learn about independent Ireland and how it has changed between 1922 and the present day
  • Look at the iterative process of SSE and learn how it can benefit schools
  • Explore the Looking At Our School framework for schools and how we can integrate its findings into teaching and learning
  • Learn how to sensitively commemorate the anniversaries at this time




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