Learn about the Irish Potato Famine

March 5th, 2015 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

 

It’s Thursday, March 5, 2015, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

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Irish Potato Famine

 

Age Range: 8-18 (Grades 3-12, with parental supervision)

 

Take an interesting interactive tour of the Irish Potato Famine at this website.
When arriving at the site, select the “ENTER” text link in the middle of the screen and you are introduced to your bouncing personal guide, Splat, who will help you navigate through the pages. Read through the instructions and you will learn how easy it is to work through the site. After the instructional presentation, select from four locations in the village to learn about the 19th century potato famine: 
  • Rural dwelling
  • The work house
  • The school
  • The docks
When arriving at the location, after reviewing the introduction speech bubble, move your mouse around the picture to find hot spots to click. At these locations you are presented with more information in the form of speech bubbles, dairy entries, textual slide shows, images, videos, online activities and/or activity suggestions.

This website does a great job of teaching students about the basic causes and effects of the Great Famine.

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