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Discovering History (Incl. Activity Book)

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Structure: The book embeds the three strands of the Junior Cycle History course in an easy-to-follow chronological structure.

Skills of the Historian: The key skills of developing historical consciousness, working with evidence and acquiring the ‘big picture’ are incorporated into the text.

Language: Uses clear accessible language throughout to cater for students of varying levels of reading ability.

Key Terms: Important and difficult words or phrases are provided at the start of each chapter. These terms are also highlighted in the text and explained as they occur.

Assessment: Employs a wide variety of question types, including Recall, Evaluate, Cause and Consequence, Viewpoints and Objectivity, Change and Continuity, Looking at the Evidence and Historical Empathy.

Classroom Based Assessments: Suggestions for CBA 1 and 2 are incorporated throughout the book.

Pre-teaching: Thematic timeline, learning intentions, discussion questions and key terms are all at the start of each chapter.

Design & Layout: Beautifully illustrated with colourful maps and drawings as well as an abundance of clear photographs.

Women’s History Association of Ireland (WHAI): Contributions from members of the WHAI throughout the book on issues relating to women in history.

Parallel student Sources and Activity Book follows the chapters in the textbook allowing for independent, collaborative, paired and group work.