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Investigating Tenement Games

Your class will learn about games and pastimes in the tenements. Using different pieces of evidence, they will investigate games in tenement times, and use their skills as historians to gather new evidence of games in the past and the present for their own museum.

Working as a historian:

  • Using evidence

Connects to the following strands in the history curriculum:

  • 1st - 2nd class
    When my grandparents were young
    My family or the family of a person known to me
    Games in the past
  • 3rd - 4th class
    Stories from the lives of people in the past
    Life in the 19th century: leisure and pastimes
    Games and pastimes in the past
  • 5th - 6th class
    Games and pastimes in the past: street games
    Stories from the lives of people in the past
    Life in the 19th century
    Language and culture in late 19th and early 20th-century Ireland
    Life during World War II
    Life in Ireland since the 1950s

Subject integration:

  • Geography: Human environments—People living and working in the local area
  • Physical education: Games
  • Science: Living Things - Myself
  • SPHE: Myself and the wider world—Developing citizenship


View Task 1: Examining Evidence

View Task 2: Piggy Beds

View Task 3: My Museum

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