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Pop Up Talks: Proclaiming a Republic. The 1916 Rising

Join Museum Guides, Educators & Special Guests for a series of short and engaging pop up talks, based on the incredible stories told by just some of the artefacts in the Museum’s recent ‘Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising’ exhibition

These short pop up talks, produced by the Education & Outreach Department of the National Museum at Collins Barracks, will present to students the importance of object based learning and the benefits of material culture in our understanding of the past, while also providing stories to enrichen their understanding of a significant moment in Irish history.

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Pop Up Talks

The Proclamation of the Irish Republic. Renata Pekowska: Museum Guide, NMI

The Coat of Roger Casement. Brian Crowley: Collections Curator of Kilmainham Gaol

The Bullet in the Brick. Diarmuid Bolger: Education Assistant, NMI

The Mendicity Institure Flag. Shannon Callahan: Museum Guide, NMI

The Frongoch Rugby Ball. Declan Brady: Museum Guide 
'The Frongoch Rugby Ball' is also available in Irish here

 
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Activity at a Glance

Level: Junior Cycle, TY, Senior Cycle
Format: Short Videos
Group Size: Any
Location: Classroom Activity
Duration: 1-3 minutes per video
Availability: These videos can be downloaded from the links above
 
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Curriculum Links

History

Strand
Junior Cycle
  • Development of Historical Consciousness
  • Working with Evidence
  • Acquiring the “big picture"
  • The History of Ireland
Senior Cycle:
  • Working with Evidence
  • Movements for political and social reform, 1870-1914
  • The pursuit of sovereignty and the impact of partition, 1912-1949
 
Other Curriculum links Include
Visual Art (flags, uniforms, symbols)
 
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Learning Outcomes

  • To develop an understanding of why the 1916 Easter Rising happened, what occurred during the week, and its consequences
  • To learn about the people involved in the rebellion and understand the choices they were faced it
  • To gain an appreciation for material culture and its importance in our understanding and interpretation of history
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Pre-Visit Resources

‘Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising’ Microsite. https://microsites.museum.ie/1916objectstories/Home

Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising Virtual Tour. Post Primary Schools. https://www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Decorative-Arts-History/Engage-And-Learn/Schools-Educational-Visits/Post-Primary/Virtual-Tour-Proclaiming-a-Republic-The-1916-Risin

 

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