- History, Geography
- Curriculum Strands:
- Local Studies (History), Early people and ancient societies (History), Continuity and change over time (History), Human environments (Geography)
- Counties catered for:
- Cork, Kerry, Westmeath
- Classes catered for:
- All Classes
The children explore the story of Irelands early inhabitants during Aines visit. They learn about the earliest hunter-gatherer lifestyle, how it was replaced by a farming-based model and the effect and development of metal-working on the peoples lives. ne can also focus on a particular period in history - for instance, life for the inhabitants of a medieval castle. The children can also examine a number of replica period costumes including the dress of a Viking woman or a C15th Irish Lady.
Aine also brings artefacts discovered during archaeological digs in to the classroom for the children to handle and discuss, including pottery, metalwork and animal bones. The children also examine the history and heritage of the local area through field trips and map work - encouraging a curiosity and appreciation for their locality.
Aine is a freelance archaeologist and has worked on many excavations, she has also been involved in teaching archaeology to adult learners and at 3rd level for many years. She has been giving workshops at both national and secondary schools since 2004.
"Informative, interactive memorable visit. Pupils were made aware of little nuggets of information about their main street, areas that they pass everyday."
"We were delighted with the 5 visits from Aine. She was absolutely fantastic! Very well informed and weaves so many genres into the lessons." - St Joseph’s N.S., Castlemaine
- Caters for Special Needs
- Provides field trips
- Offers visits as Gaeilge
- 086 175 1580