School Resource Packs: Cork 1912-1918

Syllabus Transition Year Transition Year Guidelines for Schools

The project is particularly useful for Transition Year students who can develop a wide range of research techniques, ICT skills and group work to generate quality project work either in digital or hardcopy format. Each student or group of students can pick a document and develop a project out of this. For example, one of the documents is a shipping company ledger which records the arrival of the Titanic at Queenstown, the number of passengers who embarked and what happened to the ship. This single page could generate a project on the Titanic, on the passengers who boarded at Queenstown, on the other ships on the page, on emigration rates to the USA, and why the name changed from Queenstown to Cobh.

Senior Cycle

Syllabus Leaving Certificate Teacher Guidelines

The documents will help Senior Cycle students to further develop their research skills and move from the who, what and where questions of the Junior Cycle to the why and ‘so what’ questions of Senior Cycle. Clearly, as primary documents these items are essential to understanding what is meant by evidence and the quality of evidence. They will also provide students with a template for choosing a project for submission as part of their Higher level examinations. The project will be particularly useful as revision for the documents question. The Schools Packs, with sample lesson plans, are presented as PDFs on the Cork City and County Archives website: For further information on the project, or to discuss a group visit or student visit to the archives, please contact Brian McGee, Cork City and County Archivist, or Timmy O Connor, Local Government Archivist:; O21-4505886.

Information on collections may be found on our online catalogue:

For other events planned by Cork City and County Archives as part of the centenary commemoration of 1916, and the Decade of Centenaries 1912-22, beginning with the exhibition ‘Moments in Time’: Cork in 1915 (from 22 August 2015), please check regularly on our website:

This Project is made possible through the support of the Heritage Council Grants Programme 2015

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