Click on this LINK for a game on the BBC Education website
about life for British children in World War 2
Click HERE to learn what Ireland was like in the time St.Patrick came to Ireland.
Review by Seán: In this activity you click on the pictures at the bottom of the page and click and drag them into the main picture if you think you would find them in a settlement of that time. I liked the way you get to build a settlement. I liked the picture filled up and the way it turned out.
This is the hazel tree. The walls of the houses the people built.
were made of hazel branches woven into ‘wattle and daub’.
Scroll down this LINK to learn more about ‘wattle and daub’.
Click HERE to learn about the Victorian kitchen
and Click PART 2 at the top of the link to read
about how the Victorians cooked.
Both these activities are from © NGfL / GCaD Cymru
Review: Seán thought that this was very simple indeed and while you might learn some stuff and see how our kitchens are very different to Victorian kitchens, he said it wasn’t very exciting and we agree.
Click HERE to see how to build an Iron Age chariot
Reviewed by Seán from Third Class: This was an interesting activity.
The story reminded me of what I learned about Egyptian burials,
There were a lot of steps and I found it a bit complicated.
I didn’t think it was as interesting as making fire and bread
in the other Iron Age activity from the BBC website HERE
Click HERE to learn more about day to day life
in the Iron Age through this interactive game on BBC. co.uk
We played this game and we learned
how they made fire,
and spun wool in the Iron Age..
Reviewed by Seán from 3rd Class. I enjoyed learning how to make fire and make bread like they did in the Iron Age. I preferred this activity to the one where you see how an Iron Age chariot is built. That activity is HERE
If you Click HERE on this link and look
at the bottom left hand corner you can see
a game called Hild and the Village Feast.
We think you would enjoy it.
Review by Seán from 3rd Class: I really liked this activity. You got to go round the village and collect things. You got to see what the village looked like back then.
Review by Seán: I visited this activity. I know a bit about the Iron Age already so I felt I didn’t learn anything new. The activity is very simple and not terribly fun.
Click HERE to try an Irish History Timeline Quiz
It is an interesting way to learn about time lines.
We guessed some of the answers
and got them right.
We did the timeline three times
and the last time we got all the questions right.
We thought this was an interesting way to learn.
Why not try Viking Yourself – Viking Name Generator
When Seán tried it his Viking name was Seán the Good.
We think this describes our friend Seán perfectly.
Jack’s Viking name was Jack the Red. (His hair is brown!).
Leon’s was Leon of Ballor River and Nadine’s was Nadine Swordly.
Please supervise your children online.
Click HERE for a Historical Cookbook
from the CookIt website.
For example you can see what the Vikings,
the Victorians and our GREAT grandparents liked to eat.
Click HERE and you can design a menu for a Viking
or a family during World War 2 who were living on rations.
This game shows how archaeologists work.
We like this game and would recommend it.
Review: We enjoyed this game but find it gets a bit repetitive after a few plays.
We prefer BBC’s Viking Quest. Click HERE if you would like to go to Viking Quest.
Watch this animation to see how a roundhouse in the Iron Age was built. Then click
on THIS LINK for an interactive website from the BBC on Iron Age Celts (in Wales)
to see if you can make one.
Review by Leon: I enjoyed this activity. It was fun. But I thought the Druid’s Story was a bit weird. I am in third and I think it might be a scary activity for younger children (say second class) because there is a bog body and an animal sacrifice in it. It is important to remember that this activity is set in Wales not Ireland. There will be similarities but there are also differences. Though Roman graves were found in Bray, the Romans never invaded Ireland.
Click HERE to open up an interactive game
about the Vikings from BBC History.
Review: This is our favourite online activity in History. We haven’t got tired of it yet. We think we learned a good deal by playing this about the Vikings themselves and about making decisions and their consequences. Keep playing this game and you will learn from your mistakes. Try for a high score. Then try for a really low score. We think you will have fun.
In 1699BC, during the Bronze Age King Heremon came
and built a rath at Rathdown.
That is how Rathdown, which is to the north of Greystones got its name.
Imagine 1700 BC was the year the last species of mammoth
became extinct on Wrangel Island in the Artic Ocean!
People were living in Rathdown that long ago!
Click HERE to learn a couple of extra facts about mammoths.
Click HERE for a Viking Game on GridClub.com.
Review: You have to pay to join usually, but this game seems to be free to start. Play it a couple of times and you will get better at it. You will learn some interesting facts about Vikings. We liked the graphics A LOT.
Click HERE to play an interactive game
about day to day life in Viking times.
Review: I played this game and I learned some interesting facts about Vikings.
The videos on the game don’t work and you can’t see the transcripts
because it is a BBC site and the videos would only work in the UK.
But the game was fun and I liked the humour and the graphics.
Written by Seán