The hearth was central to daily life in the home and the fire provided the family with heat and light.
Learn about daily life in the home long ago by taking on this challenge.
Activity at a glance
Level: Junior Cycle and Transition year
Format: Printable activity sheet to be used in the classroom
Duration: Each activity can take 30-45 minutes
Availability: Online – please click link below to download PDF of activity
Recognising key change
Exploring people, culture and ideas
Applying historical thinking
- Gain a greater understanding of life in Ireland 1850-1950.
- Learn about what happened around the hearth and the activities that took place in the home.
- Find out more about some of the objects associated with the hearth.