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"The Great Famine" Lecture Series. Part One: Ireland Before the Famine. This lecture discusses the Act of Union (1801), the Penal Laws, persecution of Catholics, Irish housing, and Irish resentment before the great potato famine. Based heavily on the research and writing of Cecil Woodham-Smith. Copyright 2012 by Jonathan Senigaglia


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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2013-02-28.

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Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 0

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This resource is a link to a youtube video on the Great Famine (part two). It includes a series of images and a clear, fact-filled lecture on the content. The resource could be used as a reference for students to support independent learning or it could be integrated into a teacher-directed lesson. The narrator speaks slowly and a viewing guide might be helpful for assist students in note-taking and identifying key information.

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