Lesson Plan Two

Grade Level: Middle School

Activity Three

The purpose of this activity is to encourage students to explore different aspects of the Irish in New Brunswick and to learn valuable teamwork, research skills, and presentation skills.


1. Tell the students that you are going to create a news show on “The Irish in New Brunswick.”

2. Assign students to work in small groups to explore the topic areas of this website. Each group is responsible for creating a report on its assigned section. The students may choose any aspect of their chosen section that is of interest to them.

Group One: Irish New Brunswick at a Glance
Group Two: Early Settlement
Group Three: Culture
Group Four: People
Group Five: Community Histories


3. Decide the order in which the groups will present their broadcasts. Present the news show to another class, and videotape if possible.