For students to practice reading a text on a familiar event in Irish history, but in a foreign language, developing their language awareness, and to spot connections and differences between Irish and Latin American history.
Reading on the 1916 Uprising.
Reading on Simón Bolívar.
LINKS TO THE CURRICULUM
I. Language Awareness 2, 3,
III. Cultural Awareness, 1, 4
Students look again at the two maps of the world
– colonial and modern. Ask students to think how countries became free. Remind them of the Irish case if they need prompting.
Hand out the reading on the 1916 rebellion. When students have answered the questions, nominate students to give the answers.
Repeat with the reading about Simón Bolívar.
Students then fill out the comparison chart in pairs, referring to the texts, and draw comparisons between the rebellion in Ireland and Latin America.
CONNECTIONS WITH IRELAND AND TAKING ACTION
The 1916 Rebellion is commemorated in Ireland every year. Ask your students to think about holding a commemoration in their school, that also makes connections to liberation struggles in other countries.