1st Year

 

Use website on POMPEII to answer these questions

Go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/romans/daily_life_gallery.shtml

Image 1

What were the cooking vessels made from?

List 3 cooking vessels used

Image 2

How do we know people did not bake bread at home

How do they know a building was used as a bakery
Image 3

Where did guests sit at a banquet?

Who served them?

How did rich people display their wealth?

 

Image 5

What are the men in the painting doing?

What were the rules about gambling?

Did people obey the law?

 

Image 6

Why did people go to the baths?

How was the men’s bath different from the women?

What created all the steam?

 

Image 8

What types of foods did people in Pompeii eat?

 

 

Pompeii and the eruption of Vesuvius 

 

Pompeii today

 

 

 

USING ARCHAELOGY AND SCIENCE TO FIND OUT ABOUT A PERSON WHO LIVED THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO

 

GO TO GOOGLE

SEARCH FOR MUMMY TOMBS OTZI

http://www.mummytombs m/.comummylocator/featured/otzi.htm

 

 

TAKE NOTES ON THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:

 

  • WHO DISCOVERED OTZI AND WHERE AND WHEN?
  • WHAT AGE WAS HE WHEN HE DIED
  • WHAT DID HE DO
  • WHERE MIGHT HE HAVE LIVED
  • WHAT HEIGHT AND WEIGHT MIGHT HE HAVE BEEN
  • WHAT SORT OF MEDICAL PROBLEMS DID HE HAVE
  • LIST 5 PIECES OF EQUIPMENT DID HE HAD WITH HIM ON HIS FINAL DAY
  • WRITE A FEW SENTENCES ON HIS AXE
  • WRITE A FEW SENTENCES ABOUT HIS DAGGER
  • WHAT CLOTHING WOULD HE HAVE WORN
  • WRITE A FEW SENTENCES ABOUT HIS SHOES
  • WHAT HAD HE EATEN LAST?
  • WHERE WOULD YOU SEE THE ICE MAN OTZI TODAY?

 

THE ARCHAEOLOGIST

GO TO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aL8BXUBXyoU

 

Go to http://www.myadoptedsoldier.com

A Donegal soldier in WWI

Where was John born and when?

What was his first job and what was his age?

Why could John not join the army until early in 1915?

Which regiment did he join?

Why did he decide to join the war?

What famous battle did he die in?

Go to this website to find out 5 important facts about the Battle of the Somme

http://www.ducksters.com/history/world_war_i/battle_of_the_somme.php

 

What happened to his brother Thomas and how did the war affect him?

What was John afraid of that he wrote about in the letter?

Go to this website to find out facts about life of a soldier such as John in the trenches

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z8sssbk

Name the student who researched John and what was his school?

 

A Fermanagh soldier in WWI

 Go to http://www.myadoptedsoldier.com

Where and when was Robert Kerr born?

How many were in Robert’s family and who else served in the war?

From the 1911 census can you find Robert’s name. What age was he then and what do you think he worked at?

What regiment did he join and when exactly?

What famous battle did he die in?

Go to this website to find out 5 important facts about the Battle of the Somme

http://www.ducksters.com/history/world_war_i/battle_of_the_somme.php

Go to this website to find out facts about life of a soldier such as Robert in the trenches

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z8sssbk

List the 3 medals that Robert was awarded

What other really sad thing happened to his family in the war?

Name the student who researched Robert and what was her school?

 

A Sligo soldier in WWI

 Go to http://www.myadoptedsoldier.com

Where was Thomas Marren born and when?

What was his primary school and what age was he in 1897?

What big decision did he make in his late teens, where did he go and what was his job?

When and where did Thomas join the army?

Which regiment did he join?

Where did he train to be a soldier and for how long?

What battle did he die in?

Download his will. Who did he leave everything to?

Go to this website to find out 5 important facts about the Battle of the Somme

http://www.ducksters.com/history/world_war_i/battle_of_the_somme.php

Go to this website to find out facts about life of a soldier such as John in the trenches

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z8sssbk

Where is Thomas buried?

List the 3 medals that Thomas was awarded

Name the student who researched Thomas and what was her school?

 

A Wicklow soldier in WWI

 Go to http://www.myadoptedsoldier.com

Where was James Joseph Lawless born and when?

How many were in his family?

What was he working at in 1911?

When and where did Thomas join the army?

Which regiment did he join?

When did he first arrive in France?

What battle did he die in?

Go to this website to find out 5 important facts about the Battle of the Somme

http://www.ducksters.com/history/world_war_i/battle_of_the_somme.php

Go to this website to find out facts about life of a soldier such as John in the trenches

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z8sssbk

What happened to James in his final battle?

What did his family do to try to find information on him?

Where is he commemorated today and find out a few facts about the monument?

http://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/80800/THIEPVAL%20MEMORIAL

 

Name the student who researched James and what was her school?

 

A Kerry soldier in WWI

 Go to http://www.myadoptedsoldier.com

Where was Charles born and who were his parents?

What were living conditions in Abbey Street like at that time in the early 1900’s?

On the census form of 1901 what age was Charles and what was his occupation?

What was the total amount of people in his family according to the record?

Why was Charles fined 5 shillings?

Which regiment did he join and about what age was he?

Why did he decide to join the war?

Go to this website to find out facts about life of a soldier such as Charles in the trenches

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z8sssbk

 

What battle did he die in, what age was he and on what date?

What was sent to his parents after he died?

Go to this website to find out facts about life of a soldier such as John in the trenches

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z8sssbk

 

Name the student who researched Charles and what was her school?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 USING ARCHAELOGY AND SCIENCE TO FIND OUT ABOUT A PERSON WHO LIVED THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO

http://www.mummytombs.com/main.otzi.html

TAKE NOTES ON THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:

  • WHO DISCOVERED OTZI AND WHERE AND WHEN?
  • WHAT AGE WAS HE WHEN HE DIED
  • WHAT DID HE DO
  • WHERE MIGHT HE HAVE LIVED
  • WHAT HEIGHT AND WEIGHT MIGHT HE HAVE BEEN
  • WHAT SORT OF MEDICAL PROBLEMS DID HE HAVE
  • LIST 5 PIECES OF EQUIPMENT DID HE HAD WITH HIM ON HIS FINAL DAY
  • WRITE A FEW SENTENCES ON HIS AXE
  • WRITE A FEW SENTENCES ABOUT HIS DAGGER
  • WHAT CLOTHING WOULD HE HAVE WORN
  • WRITE A FEW SENTENCES ABOUT HIS SHOES
  • WHAT HAD HE EATEN LAST?
  • WHERE WOULD YOU SEE THE ICE MAN OTZI TODAY?

Go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/romans/daily_life_gallery.shtml

Examine all the pictures found in Pompeii. Read all the information about them. Write an essay on what these pictures tell you about life in ancient Rome – start like this. I did the first few bullet points for you to get you started.

From the pictures and the text I learned the following things about life in ancient Rome:

  • People did their cooking in bronze pots
  • Typical cooking vessels include cauldrons, skillets and pans
  • Most food was boiled

 

THE WORK OF THE ARCHAEOLOGIST

An archaeologist is a person who excavates objects of interest from underground and sometimes from underwater. The place where the archaeologist works is called a site. Sometimes sites are found by accident such as during the construction of new motorways. Also sites are found by examining aerial photographs or from listening to old legends. When the archaeologist arrives at the site the excavation has to be planned very carefully. A survey of the site is made and all the topsoil is removed. The area is then divided into grids and a site map is produced.

When the archaeologist begins his or her work they use tools such as brushes, shovels, trowels and sieves. The archaeologist has to work very carefully and has to be very patient. Objects that are found are called artefacts and these might include pottery, weapons or jewellery. Everything is photographed and each artefact is carefully labelled and then sent to a laboratory. The exact age of artefacts can be determined by a scientific method called carbon 14 dating. Wooden artefacts can be dated using a special computer that has records of tree rings. This is called dendrochronology and there is a special computer in Queen’s University in Belfast that is used for this.When archaeologists find human bones, these can also be analysed to determine age, cause of death and the health of that person when he or she was living. Scientists were able to do this for the hundreds of skeletons found during the building of the Ballyshannon by-pass in 2006.

Many artefacts finally end up in museums where members of the public can go to view them. A huge amount of information from archeological research is also used to make TV documentaries and for books and magazines. Today more and more of the information is available on the internet such as the website for the Time Team programme on Channel 4. Historians use the information given to them by archaeologists in order to create a better picture of what life was like in pre-historic times.

ESSAY ON A LORD OR LADY LIVING IN A CASTLE

USE THE FOLLOWING WEBSITES TO COMPLETE THE ESSAY

http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Castles.html

http://www.castles.org/Kids_Section/Castle_Story/parts.htm

http://www.iol.ie/~sligogrm/index.htm

http://www.kidsonthenet.com/castle/

 

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