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Ireland

Is Ireland Still Rising After 100 Years?

This Easter, it seems all schoolchildren in Ireland were asked to write their own proclamation. Every town appears to be discovering the unique part it played in the Rising, or making one up.

Ireland 1984

As Constance Markievicz put it in an essay in 1909: "Patriotism and nationalism and all great things are made up of much that is obvious and much that in the beginning is small."

Saving Irish

Irish is the official language of Ireland, but its use is in rapid decline, and UNESCO lists it as an endangered language. A community of Irish speakers scrambles to revive their cultural treasure.

Learning Irish

For many in Ireland, inadequate education in school left them without the ability to speak their own language. What's left is a longing for their culture and a sense of guilt.

To Have Irish

Irish speakers are earnestly holding on to a cultural treasure. In a nation where it is recognized as the national language but rarely treated as such, the Irish language is fighting to stay alive.

May 05, 2016

Ireland Still Rising After 100 Years?

Laura Flanders

It is being marked as the turning point for Irish freedom, but as they celebrate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising the Irish are far from free from the demands of global finance.

News Bites and Lesson Plan of the Week: The Future of Ireland

This week's news bite lesson explores the challenges facing Ireland in the face of the 100-year anniversary of Easter Rising, a rebellion that planted seeds for Ireland's ultimate division into the primarily Catholic Republic of Ireland in the south and primarily Protestant Northern Ireland, which remains part of the United Kingdom.

Museum of Current Crises

This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.

Language and Nationalism

This lesson will help students apply knowledge of language to understand how it functions in different cultures and contexts.

Language Matters!

Various standards-aligned lessons to support student learning around the importance of language diversity.