People in History: A Monk in a Medieval Monastery.

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While preparing for their PIH essay. First year students came across this video clip. while it is old (1950’s) it is very accurate and they took information from it to use in their essays. Monk in a Medieval Monastery


People in History essays: Junior Cert revision.

Ladies, here are the people in history essay revision guides I promised you.  They are broken into groups for you by year of study.  If I have forgotten any (and I am sure I have) just let me know.

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First year:

  • Archaeologist:

Archeologist on a dig


  • Ancient Ireland:

A monk in an early Christian monastery in Ireland


  • Ancient Rome:


A person living in a NAMED civilisation OUTSIDE of Ireland


  • The Middle Ages:

A knight in a medieval castle.

A Medieval Craftsman

The lord or lady of a medieval castle.

Serf on a Manor


  • The Renaissance:

A named Renaissance scientist

A named Renaissance artist from outside Italy

A named Renaissance artist from Italy

A named Rennaissance Writer


Second Year

  • Age of Exploration:

A named leader on a voyage of exploration

A sailor on a voyage of discovery


  • Reformation:

A named religious reformer (at the time of the Reformation)


  • The Plantations:

A settler who received land in a named plantation

A native Irish landowner who lost land in a named plantation


  • The Age of Revolutions:

A named leader in a revolution – Wolfe Tone

A named leader in a revolution – George Washington


  • From farm to Factory:

A factory or mine owner during the Industrial Revolution

A farm labourer in industrial England

A worker in an English city in 1850


Third Year

  • Political Developments in 20th Century Ireland

A named political leader in the Republic of Ireland, 1960-85

A named leader in the struggle for Irish independence. Micheal Collins

A Unionist living in Ulster around 1912

A person living in Southern or Northern Ireland during the war years


  • Social Change in 20th Century Ireland:

An old person describing change in Ireland


  • International Relations in the 20th Century:

A soldier in World War II specifically D Day.