About the Project

Rising in Transition

Developed by

  • The Letters of 1916 Project
  • The Military Archives
  • An Foras Feasa, The Humanities Institute at Maynooth University

The ‘Rising in transition’ year project was developed by the 1916 letters project and the Military Archives.  The project provides 1916 themed lesson plans for transition year students for the upcoming academic year 2015/2016 on the website www.militaryarchives.ie   The lesson plans predominantly utilise the primary sources of the Military Service Pensions Collection, 1916 letters project and the Bureau of Military History and which are essential sources in developing an understanding of the revolutionary period and 1916 in particular.

The lesson plans were developed during a collaborative workshop attended by teachers, historians, archivists, digital humanities academics, Department of Education & Skills inspectors, interns alongside the staff of the 1916 letters project team and Military Archives staff.  The wide and varied range of skills and experience helped to develop an important and creative resource for teachers and students alike.   The varied subjects and themes based on the 1916 rising will encourage students to engage with 1916 through a variety of subjects including history, drama, literature and Irish.

The lesson plans will assist teachers utilise these critical and nationally important primary sources and provide for constructive engagement with their students. 

This first and important phase for 1916 will continue to assist teachers and students engage and analyse primary sources from the 1916 period.

Sponsored by

The Department of Education and Skills and the Irish Research Council

 

Funded by

Developed by The Letters of 1916 Project, The Military Archives, An Foras Feasa and The Humanities Institute at Maynooth University. Funded by the Department of Education and Skills and the Irish Research Council.