Virtual Field trip to Ireland by malj


									Virtual Field trip to Ireland

 Themes include Culture and People, Places,
  and Environment
 Objectives include:
   Identify where Ireland is located
   Describe some of the hardships and successes
    experienced in Irish history
   Describe the geography, culture, and traditions of
   You’re on your way…
 You recently decided to research your family
  history. You traced your ancestry back to Ireland.
  However, you know nothing about the culture or
  history and have never been there. You decide to
  go check it out and live there for a few months.
  After a six hour flight from New York you look out
  of the airplane window and see nothing but green
  fields and blue ocean!
Where in the world are you?

 Do you know where Ireland is located?
Is Ireland its own country?
  Ireland gained its independence from the
   British in 1922

  How did Ireland gain its independence?
The Irish War of Independence
Anglo-Irish War, or Tan War

    ] was a guerrilla war mounted by the Irish Republican
     Army (IRA) against the British government and its
     forces in Ireland. It began in January 1919, following
     the Irish Republic's declaration of independence. Both
     sides agreed to a truce in July 1921, though violence
     continued in the northeast (mostly between republicans
     and loyalists). The post-ceasefire talks led to the
     Anglo-Irish Treaty, which ended British rule in most of
     Ireland and established the Irish Free State. However,
     six northern counties would remain within the United
     Kingdom as Northern Ireland.
The Irish Potato Famine
 You have heard of something called the
  “Great Famine” in history class back at
   home but you decide to ask an Irish
             citizen about it.

         What did you find out?
Irish Potato Famine
  In Ireland under British rule, the Great Famine was a
   period of mass starvation, disease and emigration
   between 1845 and 1852. It is also known, mostly
   outside of Ireland, as the Irish Potato Famine.
  During the Famine, Ireland's population fell by between
   20 and 25 percent.
  Approximately one million people died and a million
   more emigrated from Ireland.
  The proximate cause of famine was a potato disease
   commonly known as potato blight.

 Gaelic is constitutionally recognized as the first
   official language of the Republic of Ireland.
  However, English is the dominant language in
                most areas of Ireland

        Can you say anything in Gaelic?

 Rain is very common in Ireland. It is said
  that you can experience all four seasons
               in just one day!

      What is the temperature like?

 You celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at home
   but do you know why we celebrate it?
 You have also seen your mother wearing
   a Claddaugh ring; what does it mean?
   There are just so many Irish traditions
               and symbols!

       What do they all stand for?
    A Day in the Life of
 You are overwhelmed with how much there is to do
and see in this beautiful country! The streets and shops
  are full of people, especially in Irelands capitol city of
    Dublin! There are so many castles and plenty of
                 beautiful trails for hiking!

         What would you choose to do first?
            Check out these castles!
You enjoyed your trip to Ireland and you
   learned A LOT about its history,
  geography, culture, and traditions!

        You can’t wait to go back but until

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