Heritage in Schools Resources & More…

Check out the Heritage in Schools website. They have just recently launched a range of lessons, videos and tutorials for parents, pupils and teachers. Wonderful videos and links to inspire children to learn about nature and heritage in Ireland.

Click to download a wonderful colouring book on Gardening for Biodiversity from Laois County Council and the Heritage Officer Programme.

 

Barn Owls in Ireland

A video on Barn Owls in Ireland from BirdWatch Ireland and sponsored by the Heritage Council.

Bats in Ireland

Click this link to find some wonderful resources on bats and to learn all about “Bats in Ireland”

 

Let’s Talk History!

3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th

A Heritage in Schools tutorial from the Heritage Council presented by Heritage in Schools Specialist John O’Neill.

Learn now to access the Schools’ Folklore Collections with follow-up activities where children are encouraged to ring grandparents with questions on what life was like when they were at school.  The tutorial includes contributions from Elizabeth O’Connor and Fiachra O’Neill and resources thanks to Dúchas and the National Folklore Collection and University College Dublin.

For more information on the Heritage in Schools Scheme visit www.heritageinschools.ie

Worksheets

These downloadable worksheets involve various activities which mostly involve inter-generational learning.

Record Your Own Stories Worksheet

Online Time Machine

5th & 6th

A Heritage in Schools tutorial from the Heritage Council presented by Heritage in Schools Specialist John D. Ruddy

Learn how to use online resources to explore the past using maps and illustration research techniques. Using Dublin as an example we see examine how places have changed over the centuries.

For more information on the Heritage in Schools Scheme visit www.heritageinschools.ie

How to Podcast

3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th

A Heritage in Schools tutorial from the Heritage Council presented by Heritage in Schools Specialist Peter Baxter

Learn how to create podcasts about your local heritage and using technology you have at home. Part 1 is suitable for 3rd to 6th class and part 2 for those tech wizzes in 5 & 6 class.

For more information on the Heritage in Schools Scheme visit www.heritageinschools.ie

Noticing nature in your local park

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th

A Heritage in Schools tutorial from the Heritage Council presented by Heritage in Schools Specialist Dr Paddy Madden

Learn to identify some of the wildlife you might see on your springtime walks.

For more information on the Heritage in Schools Scheme visit www.heritageinschools.ie

Wildlife Safari

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th

A Heritage in Schools tutorial from the Heritage Council presented by Heritage in Schools Specialist Albert Nolan

Spring in action with Albert and Harry and discover the beautiful wildflowers that can be found growing in your garden, woods and hedgerows.

For more information on the Heritage in Schools Scheme visit www.heritageinschools.ie

Backyard Bioblitz

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th

A Heritage in Schools tutorial from the Heritage Council presented by Heritage in Schools Specialist Fionn Crombie Angus

Fionn explains what a BioBlitz is and what equipment and guides are useful to have before leading us through a blitz of his own back garden.

For more information on the Heritage in Schools Scheme visit www.heritageinschools.ie

Music of the Plants Part 1 – the Violet

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th

A Heritage in Schools tutorial from the Heritage Council presented by Heritage in Schools Specialist Marina Levitina

An introduction to the Violet in springtime in an Irish woodland. Marina shows us how the plants sing and gives a lesson on how to draw the Violet. For the artwork Marina uses black sugar paper and regular coloured chalk, plus some glitter glue.

For more information on the Heritage in Schools Scheme visit www.heritageinschools.ie

Music of the Plants Part 2 – the Beech tree

 

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th

A Heritage in Schools tutorial from the Heritage Council presented by Heritage in Schools Specialist Marina Levitina

An introduction to the Beech tree in springtime in an Irish woodland. Marina shows us how the plants sing and gives a lesson on how to draw the Beech leaf. For the artwork Marina uses black sugar paper and regular coloured chalk, plus some glitter glue.

For more information on the Heritage in Schools Scheme visit www.heritageinschools.ie

Learn to sing ‘Na Blathanna’

1st & 2nd

A Heritage in Schools tutorial from the Heritage Council presented by Heritage in Schools Specialist Aileen Lambert

Learn the words to a lovely Irish song ‘Na Blathanna’ with Aileen as well as a little folklore on each flower mentioned in the song.

For more information on the Heritage in Schools Scheme visit www.heritageinschools.ie

 

Wildlife Art for Beginners

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th

A Heritage in Schools tutorial from the Heritage Council presented by Heritage in Schools Specialist Gordon D’Arcy

Learn how to draw some of our common birds with Gordon using simple shapes and colours.

For more information on the Heritage in Schools Scheme visit www.heritageinschools.ie

Let’s go Fishing

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th

A Heritage in Schools tutorial from the Heritage Council presented by Heritage in Schools Specialist Beth Murphy

An introduction to the ancient world of weaving and basket making including step-by-step instruction from Beth on how to weave a fish from willow or materials you might have at home.

For more information on the Heritage in Schools Scheme visit www.heritageinschools.ie

 

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