There was a talk today on Irish history from the period of the famine to Michael Collins.
Below are some photographs
We had lots of fun learning about the Stone Age and creating our projects!
Today Gemma taught us about the Native American people. She had lots of interesting artifacts with her, we were allowed to hold most them. Can you remember any of the interesting facts that Gemma shared with us? Post a comment below.
We presented our Local History projects today. Hannah and Leo won first place for their project. Their presentation was excellent and they really knew about their topic. They presented a project about Harry Reynolds.
On our tour of Leinster house we saw an original framed copy of the Easter 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic. It was read out at the GPO by Pádraig Pearse and posted up around Dublin. This copy was presented to the Nation by a former President of Ireland, Seán T Ó Ceallaigh. During Easter Week 1916 he was one of the volunteers who undertook to paste up the proclamation in public areas. This copy was preserved by his mother amongst her papers.
You can download this fantastic book here http://m.eu2013.ie/100objects/
It is free to download until the end of March.
Some of the wonderful items that the 6th classes saw last week in the National History Museum are included in this book. The golden boat pictured is called the Broighter Boat. It’s less than 20cm long, and dates from the 1st Century. Click on the picture to learn more about this item.
Today the five 6th Classes went to visit the Dáil, The National History Museum and the Natural History Museum. We saw lots of interesting artifacts in The National History Museum. The Natural History Museum (The Dead Zoo) was also great fun. We saw lots of animals. Some of us thought the Dáil was boring.
We had our lunch in Merrion Square (in the park) and we had time to play in the playground!
We had a great day out! Can you name of the National Treasures in these pictures?
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We made a list of the most famous people in history. Our list included, Jesus Christ, Adolf Hitler, Albert Einstein, William Shakespeare and Julius Caesar.
We discussed why the majority of the names we could think of were men
A few of the boys thought it was because “men were better than women at doing stuff”. Most of the class disagreed and thought that most famous people in history were men because women did not have equal rights!!!!!
So we had a debate.
Men back then thought that women should stay at home while they went out to war, but now women go out and fight for their country juist as much as men. Men thought that all women did while they were gone was sit around all day and do nothing, but women had to take care of their family, children and even get extra jobs to pay the taxes, but it was hard for women to get jobs back then so that made it harder on them.
Men might be brave but women can do what they do and so much more.
Men don’t let women do the same things they do (playing premier league football, rugby, etc.) because their only reason is that women are “too weak” but we think that is because they (the men) think we will do it better!
Some men stand up for womens rights but other men just try and boss women around and tell them what to do. We think this is very unfair. Women shouldn’t be treated differently just because of who they are!!!
Men have too much pride in themselves! They go around thinking their ‘all that’ but their not.
Men may have done (or invented) a lot of small things, but women have done a few big things.
By: Emma and Sarah