Lesson Plan Two

Grade Level: Middle School

Activity Two

The purpose of this activity is to encourage students to research elements of the rich Irish culture.

1. Create a class museum on the topic of ancient Ireland. Divide the class into small groups. Ask each group to create an exhibit on its assigned topic. The exhibit should include visual aids. Below each group assignment is a list of Web sites that may be used to begin researching.

— Group One: Artifacts of Ireland – –

Ardagh Chalice

http://www.limerickdioceseheritage.org/Ardagh/hyArdaghChalice.htm

The Arthur Chalice & The Arthur Cross
http://www.limerickdioceseheritage.org/Diocese/ArthurCross.htm

Book Of Kells
https://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/Book_of_Kellshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Kells
http://bookriot.com/2015/11/05/10-things-know-book-kells/

— Group Two: Music & Poetry —

The Origins of Irish Traditional Music
Ancient Music ireland
Early Irish Poetry to c.1200

— Group Three: Irish Myths & Legends —

Kids Ireland Story Index

 

2. Invite classmates, parents, and community members to view the class exhibit if possible.