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Educational Online Resources

Resources for educators and students

Introduce your students to the richness and diversity of the stories featured in our museum no matter where you are. Here you will find a range of virtual educational experiences, from downloadable history-at-home packs to online workshops/lectures and informative videos. Look, learn, and create together with fun, engaging programmes for students of all ages.

Virtual Workshops

Online Resources Become a Historian

Become a Historian

Learn what it takes to be a detective of the past in this workshop designed for budding historians of all ages. Catered to support the secondary level ‘Become an historian’ strand and history curriculum, students will leave their text books behind and learn from an actual historian-in-residence. Ready for your class to step into the past? Prices start from €5.00 per student (T&C’s apply, minimum booking required)

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Online Resources Emigrant Suitcases

Emigrants Suitcase

This workshop highlights curriculum-specific topics such as STEM, war and the Irish Famine emigrants including Isabella McDougall and Thomas Quinn and explores emigrants’ stories using a collection of objects and supporting materials. Prices start from €5.00 per student (T&C’s apply, minimum booking required).

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Online Resources Tiny Tots

Tiny Tots

Meet some of the museum’s famous characters in a fun, interactive storytelling session for Junior -1st class students. Activities include singing, drawing, mathematics and sensory exploration. Prices start from €5.00 per student (T&C’s apply, minimum booking required).

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Online Resources Techxibit

Techxhibit

Combining STEM, Culture, and Heritage, this workshop consists of hands-on coding workshops for beginners, linked to the new coding curriculum. Accredited as part of the Discover Primary Maths and Science program. Prices start from €5.00 per student (T&C’s apply, minimum booking required).

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Online Resources Women's History

Women’s History

Emigration allowed many Irish women access to opportunities that just weren’t available on Irish shores. These workshops explore their fascinating stories through a creative output such as poster making or illustration. Prices start from €5.00 per student (T&C’s apply, minimum booking required).

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Online Resources Lectures and Webinars

Lectures/webinars

This 60 min virtual experience includes a lecture and interactive Q&A session tailored to your students’ particular area of study. Topics include Irish emigration, The Irish Famine, Women’s History, Museum Operations, and Sales and Marketing. Prices start from €5.00 per student (T&C’s apply, minimum booking required).

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Virtual Tours

Online Resources Virtual Tours

Take a Virtual Tour of our museum

We’ve gathered together some of our favourite stories from our exhibition, and included them in a virtual tour of our museum for you to explore our #MuseumFromHome.

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Online Resources Virtual Tours Students

Virtual Tour Student Worksheets

Follow our easy step-by-step guide and you’ll soon be voyaging through 1500 years of Irish history with your students – all from the comfort of your classroom or home!

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Online Resources Virtual Tours Teachers

Virtual Tour Teacher Worksheets

This helpful guide will help teachers host their very own tour with step-by-step instructions that will walk you through the process and find ways to keep your students engaged.

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History-at-home Series

Easter Pack

Easter Pack

Spring is here, which means it’s time to celebrate Easter! When you think of Easter in Ireland, what comes to mind? Discover the origins of our most popular traditions, and learn about some of our long-forgotten ones with our latest History-at-Home pack!

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Easter Pack

St Patrick’s Day Pack

St. Patrick’s Day is a special celebration of Irish people and culture, but how did this tradition start? Discover the origins of Ireland’s national holiday and so much more fun and games with our latest History-at-Home pack!

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Online Resources History at Home Genealogy

The Genealogy Pack

Discover the fascinating world of genealogy, its history & how it’s used today. Discover how your budding genealogy detectives can put together your family tree with the help of the family. Includes puzzles, quizzes & games for children 8+.

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Online Resources History at Home Great Famine

The Great Famine Pack

Discover the conditions and circumstances that led to The Great Famine of 1845 – 1852, and caused the death of 1 million people and another 1.5 million to leave Ireland. Includes puzzles, quizzes and games for children 8+.

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Online Resources History at Home Explorers

Explorers Pack

Unearth the world of Irish Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton, concoct your own Arctic snowstorm and uncover the Irishwoman who became Britain’s first female commercial pilot. Includes puzzles, quizzes and games for children 8+.

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Online Resources History at Home Computer Scientists

Computer Scientists Pack

Discover the awe-inspiring history of computer science, meet Irish computer programmer Kay McNulty and learn how to ‘speak computer’ using your favourite emojis! Includes puzzles, quizzes and games for children 8+.

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EPIC Characters in 30 seconds

Online Resources EPIC Characters Shackleton

Ernest Shackleton

Ernest Shackleton made three expeditions to Antarctica where he climbed an active volcano and survived the sinking of his ship.

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Online Resources EPIC Characters Mother Jones

Mother Jones

“Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living” – Mother Jones was a fearless fighter who campaigned tirelessly for worker’s rights.

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Online Resources EPIC Characters Mary Mallon

Typhoid Mary

Mary Mallon was one of history’s most famous infectious disease carriers and spent 26 years in forced isolation.

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Some of our favourite videos

Online Resources Herstory Heroine

Who’s your Herstory Heroine?

What Irish women do you think have blazed a trail across the world? Who has broken conventions and pushed the boundaries for women to excel and advance in various fields? Who would you choose?

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Online Resources Women's Plinth

Do you think there should be more statues of women?

Only seven out of 200 public artworks in Dublin city are dedicated to Irish women. To help right this wrong, we placed an empty plinth in the middle of O’Connell Street, and asked the public what women they feel deserve to recognised.

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Online Resources Slime Lab

How to make green slime

There’s a slime and a place for getting messy! Watch our seriously slimy science lab video and learn how to your very own green slime. St. Patrick may have kicked out the snakes but we can definitely bring back some of the slime!

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