Christmas of days gone by!

Searching through I have found this fantastic lesson idea and accompanying resources for teaching students about Christmas during the Medieval and Tudor times and comparing these experiences to their own experience of Christmas today. I think this lesson idea would work perfectly in a Junior Cycle History classroom and would allow the students to step inside the shoes of the people from the Medieval and Tudor period. Below I have shared the Powerpoint Presentation for this lesson and to download the worksheets which come with this lesson please click on the link below.  🙂

medieval christmas


medieval christmas dinner

tudor christmas


merry christmas 2


Handy Horrible Histories

horrible histories

Sometimes a lesson needs some added oomph to capture the students’ imagination. I cannot speak highly enough of the Horrible Histories series and I think they are a wonderful addition to any lesson. Although it may appear that they provide entertainment and laughter to students you will be surprised at how much information the students can absorb from these video clips. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself learning something new whilst having a giggle at the same time! 🙂

The following two links below are a couple of my favourites which depict life during the Roman period and the Medieval times with somewhat of a modern twist 🙂