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The Easter Rising: Dublin 1916


Since the 1600s Ireland has been colonized, much to their disliking, by the English. Students will learn about the Irish-English problem and what happened in 1916 to eventually change the map of Ireland. This Jackdaw relates the days of Sinn Fein’s armed uprising in Ireland with hands-on historical documents including newspaper pages, personal notes, posters, an illustrated diary of events, and even actual-size replicas of raffle tickets. It thoroughly acquaints students with the background leading up to the Rising and chronicles the fight for independence into the 1920s. Historian: Anthony Comerford. The contents of this Jackdaw feature:

  • The Irish Problem
  • Men and Movements
  • Years of Crisis
  • Patriots and Legends
  • The Rising
  • The Aftermath
Historical Documents
  • Recruiting poster for the Fianna Eireann, 1914.
  • Letter: Francis Skeffington to Thomas MacDonagh, May 1915.
  • Ticket for raffle in aid of Irish Volunteers’ Equipment Fund.
  • The Proclamation of the Irish Republic, put out “on behalf of the Provisional Government” on April 24, 1916.
  • Order from Commandant-General James Connolly.
  • The Irish War News, Vol. I, No. 1, issued by the rebels, 1916.
  • Surrender signed by the leaders of the rising, April 29, 1916.
  • Pages from the Irish Independent, April 26 to May 4, 1916.
  • Appeal drafted by Eamon DeValera “To the President and Congress of the United States,” June 18, 1917.
  • Sinn Fein manifesto for the 1918 General Election: censored and uncensored versions.
  • Easter Week: a pictorial diary of events.
Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities

Price: $69.50



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