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Drumshee Timeline Worksheets

Suggestions for the use of worksheets with the Drumshee Timeline Series

There is a set of six worksheets to go with each book.

Each set of six worksheets covers one historical period in the history of Ireland.

The Drumshee series is aimed at the nine to thirteen age group. It covers the following historical topics: Celts, Iron Age, Early Christian, Medieval/Monastic, Elizabethan, 18th Century, Great Famine, Early 20th Century: Titanic, War of Independence through to the present day. 

As all of the books are set in the same place, Drumshee, it forms a very practical demonstration of the timeline concept.

It is probably best if the whole book is read before the worksheets are done.

The ‘Read & Write’ ‘Draw’ and ‘Explore’ section of each worksheet should be within the capabilities of each child in the class; the ‘Fact File’ and ‘Imagine’ sections may be more suitable to be used as extension material for the more able children.

It would be useful to have history reference books and an atlas at hand while the children are working on these sheets.

Where time is limited it would work well to divide the class into six groups and give each group one worksheet; the groups could present their results to the rest of the class.

Contents

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1 Nuala at Drumshee: Celtic forts

2 Nuala at Drumshee: Celtic clothes

3 Nuala at Drumshee: Celtic metals

4 Nuala at Drumshee: Celtic baths & washing

5 Nuala at Drumshee: Celtic pottery

6 Nuala at Drumshee: Celtic festivals & gods


7 Viking at Drumshee: Viking weapons & armour

8 Viking at Drumshee: Viking Brian Boru

9 Viking at Drumshee: Viking boats

10 Viking at Drumshee: Viking houses & settlements

11 Viking at Drumshee: Viking dress

12 Viking at Drumshee: Viking attacks on monasteries


13 Seven Crosses: monastic/medieval Celtic monasteries

14 Seven Crosses: monastic/medieval illuminated manuscripts

15 Seven Crosses: monastic/medieval illuminated manuscripts2

16 Seven Crosses: monastic/medieval stone crosses

17 Seven Crosses: monastic/medieval journeys of monks

18 Seven Crosses: monastic/medieval wealth of abbeys


19 Castle at Drumshee: Elizabethan castles

20 Castle at Drumshee: Elizabethan fosterage

21 Castle at Drumshee: Elizabethan clothes

22 Castle at Drumshee: Elizabethan transport

23 Castle at Drumshee: Elizabethan Queen Elizabeth 1

24 Castle at Drumshee: Elizabethan Armada


25 1798 at Drumshee: Revolution French Revolution

26 1798 at Drumshee: Revolution Wolfe Tone

27 1798 at Drumshee: Revolution Mayo 1798

28 1798 at Drumshee: Revolution Irish Poor

29 1798 at Drumshee: Revolution Catholic Religion

30 1798 at Drumshee: Revolution Clothes


31 Famine Secret at Drumshee: Great Famine The potato

32 Famine Secret at Drumshee: Great Famine Diseases

33 Famine Secret at Drumshee: Great Famine Workhouses

34 Famine Secret at Drumshee: Great Famine landlords

35 Famine Secret at Drumshee: Great Famine lacemaking

36 Famine Secret at Drumshee: Great Famine Charles Dickens


37 Voyage from Drumshee: Titanic rich & poor

38 Voyage from Drumshee: Titanic clothes

39 Voyage from Drumshee: Titanic life on board

40 Voyage from Drumshee: Titanic cars

41 Voyage from Drumshee: Titanic Titanic (history)

42 Voyage from Drumshee: Titanic Titanic (ship)


43 Drumshee Rebels: War of Independence Michael Collins

44 Drumshee Rebels: War of Independence Black & Tans

45 Drumshee Rebels: War of Independence IRA

46 Drumshee Rebels: War of Independence clothes

47 Drumshee Rebels: War of Independence transport

48 Drumshee Rebels: War of Independence truce & treaty


49 millennium@Drumshee: modern chess

50 millennium@Drumshee: modern clothes

51 millennium@Drumshee: modern transport

52 millennium@Drumshee: modern computers

53 millennium@Drumshee: modern Diaspora

54 millennium@Drumshee: modern German shepherd dogs


55 Murder at Drumshee: iron age Celtic law schools

56 Murder at Drumshee: iron age Brehon laws

57 Murder at Drumshee: iron age honour prices

58 Murder at Drumshee: iron age ogham writing

59 Murder at Drumshee: iron age clothes

60 Murder at Drumshee: iron age St Patrick


61 Rescue at Drumshee: World War II aircraft

62 Rescue at Drumshee: World War II Dunkirk

63 Rescue at Drumshee: World War II Maginot Line

64 Rescue at Drumshee: World War II The Emergency

65 Rescue at Drumshee: World War II Evacuees

66 Rescue at Drumshee: World War II Submarines


67 Dark Days at Drumshee: Cromwellian Confederation

68 Dark Days at Drumshee: Cromwellian Oliver Cromwell

69 Dark Days at Drumshee: Cromwellian castles/towerhouses

70 Dark Days at Drumshee: Cromwellian clothes

71 Dark Days at Drumshee: Cromwellian plague

72 Dark Days at Drumshee: Cromwellian castles/mansions


73 Secret Spy at Drumshee: Daniel O’ Connell Daniel O’Connell

74 Secret Spy at Drumshee: Daniel O’ Connell money in 1828

75 Secret Spy at Drumshee: Daniel O’ Connell Catholic priests

76 Secret Spy at Drumshee: Daniel O’ Connell clothes

77 Secret Spy at Drumshee: Daniel O’ Connell election at Ennis

78 Secret Spy at Drumshee: Daniel O’ Connell Catholic Emancipation


Printing help

Download worksheets as a Microsoft Publisher file (1Mb file, 2 - 3 mins download time with a typical 56k modem)

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