Module 5: The Battle of the Somme
This module will explore events leading up to the outbreak of the First World War and the large part played by Irish soldiers, particularly at the The Battle of the Somme.
Overview and Curriculum
Beginning with an insight into how the First World War began, the module will progress to offer a deep insight into divisions within an ever-changing Irish society and how Irish men from both sides of the political divide were recruited and felt compelled to join. Lessons will progress to examine the The Battle of the Somme and the significant impact made by the 36th (Ulster) Division and the 16th and 10th (Irish) Divisions. Students will then explore the impact the battle and the war had on families and society back in Ireland and how the battle is remembered and commemorated to this day.
Each lesson provides students with opportunities to learn through questioning and investigation based active learning methodologies and links to a series of archive images, audio and video. The digital tasks provided will enable students to form creative expressions of the learning that they have developed around the The Battle of the Somme and the First World War as a whole.
General Module Files / Codhanna Modúil Ginearálta
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Module 5 Overview and Curriculum
Módul 5 Achoimre agus Curaclaim
Module 5 Questions & Answers
Módul 5 Ceisteanna & Freagraí
Module Lessons / Ceachtanna Módul
Lesson 1 — Why Did It Take Place?
Ceacht 1 — Cad Chuige Ar Tharla Sē
Lesson 2 — Who Were The Irish That Fought?
Ceacht 2 — Cérbh Iad Na Héireannaigh A Throid
Lesson 3 — The Course And Aftermath Of The Battle Of The Somme
Ceacht 3 — Treo Agus Iarmhairt Chath An Somme
Lesson 4 — The Irish Contribution To The Battle Of The Somme
Ceacht 4 — Ról Na Néireannach I Gcath An Somme
Lesson 5 — Reaction To The Battle Of The Somme In Ireland
Ceacht 5 — Dearcadh Ar Chath An Somme In Éirinn
Lesson 6 — The Legacy Of The Battle Of The Somme
Ceacht 6 — Toradh Chath An Somme