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History Quest 3 – Web Links

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Chapter 1: My Story

See if you can find your family’s coat of arms: Web Link
This site not only gives lots of tips on how to interview an older person but it also provides lots of examples of interviews done by children: Web Link

Chapter 2: The Salmon of Knowledge

Read the story again… Web Link
Look at stones in Ireland that date back to the days of the Fianna: Web Link
Myths, legends and fables from around the world: Web Link
Look back at the Celts of Ancient Ireland: Web Link

Chapter 3: Christopher Columbus – The Explorer

More info about Christopher Columbus and a quiz to test your knowledge: Web Link
Read about other great explorers: Web Link

Chapter 4: The Changing Story of Milk

This site is a bit ’cheesy‘! Web Link
There’s lots of information here about the history of farming: Web Link

Chapter 5: The Island of Saints and Scholars

Learn about Irish monasteries and saints: Web Link
…and art from the time of the monasteries: Web Link

Chapter 6: Santa Claus

This website is just for fun! Web Link

Chapter 7: Androcles and the Lion

Find out everything you need to know about the Colosseum: Web Link
Learn all about Roman games: Web Link
You wouldn’t want to be a Roman gladiator…read here to find out why: Web Link

Chapter 8: The Story of the Pyramids

A handy map of Ancient Egypt: Web Link
Explore the chambers and passageways of the Great Pyramid: Web Link
Facts on King Tutankhamun: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image Take a look around this site… there are lots of videos and photos that your pupils might like! Web Link

Chapter 9: The Maoris

Test your knowledge of the Maoris: Web Link

Chapter 10: Helen of Troy

Lots of info about Ancient Greece: Web Link
This site has lots of detail! Web Link
Hear songs based on the legend Helen of Troy: Web Link

Chapter 11: The Vikings in Ireland

Teacher Icon Image Lots of information here about Vikings: Web Link
Find out about the Vikings: Web Link

Chapter 12: Transport through the Ages

A timeline of the history of transportation (with some good project ideas): Web Link
A fun game on the history of transport! Web Link

Chapter 13: Irish Emigrant Ships

Find out more about the Famine and why so many people had to leave Ireland: Web Link
During the Famine, some Irish people emigrated to Argentina. Take a look here to see if anyone with your family name emigrated there: Web Link
Find out about the Dunbrody Famine Ship: Web Link

Chapter 14: Tom Crean – Explorer of the Antarctic

Try this crossword based on Tom Crean: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image See Shackleton’s story through real photographs (language might be a bit tricky): Web Link

Chapter 15: Life in Ireland during World War 2

Find out about ordinary British children during World War 2: Web Link
Act as an enemy spy in Scotland during World War 2 to find out what life was like during this time: Web Link
Find out what happened when the Germans dropped a bomb on the Irish town of Campile during World War 2: Web Link
True stories from Irish people who lived through the war… lots of reading! Web Link
Read the story of a neutral Irish ship, the Kerlogue, during World War 2: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image Download audio files of people from Northern Ireland talking about their experiences during World War 2: Web Link