EMIGRANT’S SUITCASE WORKSHOP
Get hands-on with history in this workshop that explores how objects tell people’s stories. Dive into curriculum-specific topics such as STEM, war, women’s history, exploration and the Irish Famine, and take part in skills-building tasks that span a range of curricula including English, History, Drama, Art, Geography and more. Now available As Gaeilge.
The Emigrant’s Suitcase workshop is available in 4 themes; Irish history, Women’s History. Scientists and Adventurers. Suitable for both primary and secondary schools.
AVAILABLE IN 4 TOPICS
Explore the stories of the emigrants who departed Ireland’s shores, looking at why they left, and what they achieved in the wider world after their departure.
Discover the lives and legacies of Ireland’s most inspirational women who have blazed a trail with our Women’s History programme, suitable for students of all ages.
We strive to highlight the stories of Ireland’s most inspiring scientists, and even have a gallery dedicated to exploring all of their accomplishments!
Come along to discover all about EPIC’s courageous figures, who forged their own path to travel to some of the most remote and fascinating places on earth.
Can you code culture? Linked to the new coding curriculum, explore cross-curricula topics such as STEM, History and the Arts in this practical skills-based workshop. Suitable for all ages with three options to choose from – Unplugged coding, Scratch, or HTML/CSS – your students will come away with an understanding of basic computer programming principles and skills, as well as a practical output such as a basic game or website.
OUT IN THE WORLD
Explore History and Civic, Social and Political Education through the six themes of EPIC’s Out in the World: Ireland’s LGBTQ+ Diaspora exhibition (exclusion, community, love, defiance, solidarity and return). Students take part in discussions and practical exercises to put them ‘in the shoes’ of characters from EPIC and the Out in the World Exhibition, exploring human rights issues while building upon their empathy, teamwork, community, social, and world citizen skills.
BEDLAM AT THE BORDERS
Can you cross the border? In this fun educational gaming workshop exploring History and Civic, Social & Political Education, students will work together to create their own countries with their own border and migration rules, then test them out as citizens attempting to travel. Exercising their skills of negotiation, problem solving, communication and teamwork, they will gain a better understanding of topics such as human rights, legislation and migration.