Marine Institute

History

Explorer history lesson plans and activities relating to the marine are available in the following strands.

A selection of Explorer history lesson plans are also available through Irish.  Please see the Gaeilege section of the website for more information:

History iconFifth and Sixth Class

Strand: Story
Strand Unit: Life, Society, Work and Culture in the past. Stories from the lives of people in the past. Life in the late 19th and early 20th century Ireland. 
Who is John Phillip Holland and What Boats Sink And Float? 
The aim of the lesson is to introduce students to an Irish marine historical personality called John Phillip Holland, who was responsible for influencing the design of submarines. 
*Note: This lesson plan can be conducted over a course of study. 

Strand: Change and Continuity
Strand Unit: Food and Farming
The History of Seaweed in Ireland – research and creating an information poster board
The aim of the lesson plan is for the children to develop an understanding of how seaweed has been used for food and farming in Ireland over a number of centuries.
*Note: This lesson plan can be conducted over a course of study.