This unit of study examines the social, cultural and political histories of Ireland, 1798 - 2018. Within this, the complex social, political and economic relationship with Britain will be critically examined, as will the importance of migration from Ireland. A component of the unit will examine the fraught connections between memory, history and culture that collided in the late 1960s and the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
|1.||Analyse key events in 19th and 20th century Irish history and in Irish emigrant communities;|
|2.||Identify and interpret a wide variety of secondary and primary materials;|
|3.||Understand and employ a variety of conceptual approaches to interpreting Irish history;|
|4.||Apply research skills in analysing historical evidence, scholarship and changing representations of the past in Ireland;|
|5.||Collaboratively construct an evidence-based argument in audio, digital, oral, visual and written form; and|
|6.||Critically review themes in Irish emigrant history.|
|Report||Irish Emigrant History Report||40%|
|Test||In class tests||30%|
|Test||Quizzes based on readings||10%|
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