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History Quest 4 – Web Links

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The Teacher Icon Image icon identifies a web link that is more appropriate to a teacher, than to a child.

Chapter 1: History of My Family

This is a brilliant site – put in your birth date and find out what happened on that date! Web Link

Chapter 2: Clues From the Past I

Teacher Icon Image This site is all about Newgrange. The images are great but the text may be a bit difficult for this level. Web Link

Chapter 3: Oisín in Tír na n-Óg

Teacher Icon Image Video clip from the film Into the West where the grandfather tells the boys the story of Oisín – great telling! (Note: YouTube clips are filtered out by HEAN (Department of Education web watch) so you will have to download/record this at home first if you wish to show it in school.) Web Link

Chapter 4: Changes All Around Us

Find out about life for children in Victorian Britain by exploring this interactive site: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image Another link about life in Victorian times – there are clips from a reality TV programme which placed a modern day family in a 1900s house. Preparation required here! Web Link
A simple game involving the historical sequencing of food, clothing etc: Web Link

Chapter 5: Setanta

An animation of the story of Setanta: Web Link
This is a crossword based on Irish myths and legends… but be warned – it’s not just based on the story of Setanta: Web Link

Chapter 6: The Travels of Marco Polo

Quiz on Marco Polo: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image Very comprehensive lesson plans on Marco Polo on this site – not for the faint-hearted! Web Link
This site gives a short account and map of Marco Polo’s travels: Web Link
A brief summary of the Marco Polo story. Click on the ‘Marco Polo and His Travels’ link on the right-hand side of the page to really find out more! Web Link

Chapter 7: Medieval Castles

Teacher Icon Image This is a project site all about castles. Good teacher’s notes – allow about 12 hours for the project. Web Link
This site is all about Medieval castles (incorporates a good quiz): Web Link
Fun, interactive site about the Middle Ages: Web Link
A site put together by children all about Medieval times: Web Link

Chapter 8: Life in Ireland since the 1950s

In this game, you have to drop all the items that could not belong in a 1950s living room into the time tunnel. It’s fun and informative! Web Link

Chapter 9: Hunting the Wren

Teacher Icon Image A short video of wren boys in action in West Clare. (Note: YouTube clips are filtered out by HEAN (Department of Education web watch) so you will have to download/record this at home first if you wish to show it in school.) Web Link
Teacher Icon Image A lot of information and some photos of wren boys in Dingle: Web Link

Chapter 10: Clues from the Past II

Read about the Legend of the Tara Brooch: Web Link
Read more about St Patrick’s Bell shrine as well ancient Irish weaponry and ancient Irish relics: Web Link

Chapter 11: Hannibal crosses the Alps

Read about the Roman Empire: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image Lesson plans and activities on the Roman Empire: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image BBC clip about Hannibal’s use of elephants as weapons. (Note: YouTube clips are filtered out by HEAN (Department of Education web watch) so you will have to download/record this at home first if you wish to show it in school.) Web Link
Teacher Icon Image Comprehensive account of Hannibal’s wars with Rome: Web Link

Chapter 12: The Changes the Normans brought to Ireland

A crossword based on the Normans in Ireland: Web Link
This penalty shoot-out game about Normans in Ireland is great fun: Web Link

Chapter 13: The Sioux People of North America

This interactive game is about Native/Plains Americans. It is called ‘Fling the Teacher’! Web Link
Test your knowledge of Native Americans in this short quiz: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image Learn how to make a dreamcatcher and what they mean to Native Americans – this could be an art lesson: Web Link
Lots of excellent photos of Native Americans: Web Link

Chapter 14: Shops and Shopping

Photos from the Museum of Shops in Eastbourne – click on images to make them bigger: Web Link

Chapter 16: The Olympic Games

Some information and photos about Olympia and the ancient games: Web Link
Everything you ever needed to know about every single Olympic Games – not for the faint-hearted! Web Link
An informative, well laid out site about the Ancient Olympics: Web Link