ERIC Number: ED429885
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
The Great Irish Famine.
Between 1845 and 1850, more than a million Irish starved to death while massive quantities of food were being exported from their country. A half million were evicted from their homes during the potato blight. A million and a half emigrated to the United States, Britain, and Australia, often on board rotting, overcrowded "coffin ships." This is the story of how that immense tragedy came to pass. The necessary historical and political context for a study of the Irish Famine is provided in the teacher's synopsis. Following the synopsis is a student summary that provides a historical overview and concludes with seven questions. Six lessons follow the student summary: (1) Laws; (2) Racism; (3) Eviction; (4) Mortality; (5) Emigration; and (6) Genocide. A synopsis gives an overview of the relevant Irish and English history and contains 47 footnotes and a 15-item bibliography. Each unit of study begins with a list of performance objectives, teaching/learning strategies and activities, and instructional materials/resources. (BT)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Colonialism, European History, Food, Foreign Countries, Political Issues, Secondary Education, Social Problems, Units of Study
Irish Famine Curriculum Committee and Education Fund, Inc., 757 Paddock Path, Moorestown, NJ 08057 ($20, including postage/handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Irish Famine Curriculum Committee and Education Fund, Inc., Morristown, NJ.
Identifiers - Location: Ireland; United Kingdom (Great Britain)