Ireland webquest - Miron


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Ireland webquest - Miron

  1. 1. IRELAND Your name is Sean O’Connell. You are Irish-American. You live in Chicago and come to Ireland for the first time with your family to discover your roots.Student: Miron Ivanišević
  2. 2. First of all, you decide to learn a bit about the HISTORY of Ireland to understand your roots. Your family moved to America because Now, your family asks you why of the Great Famine. You explain to your Ireland is mostly Catholic, whereas family what it is and when it occurred. Great Britain is mostly protestant. ( The Great Famine is also called Irish ) Potato Famine. It is a famine that took place in Ireland between 1845 and 1852. James, a Roman Catholic, had lost the It was due to a disease that instantly throne of England in the bloodless destroyed the crops for many Irish. The war called "Glorious Revolution" of famine had other causes: 1688. was the fungus phythophtera infestans William won the war. He was Prince of (or potato blight). Orange, a Protestant married to Jamess It is suggested that between 750000 and daughter Mary, and became king 1 million people died in the three years of Great Britain, so the country became from 1846 to 1849 as a result of famine, protestant. James sought refuge with which was about 25% of the population. his old ally, who saw an opportunity to Many people also emigrated to The New strike at William through Ireland. He World. provided French officers and arms. Louis XIV of France helped James to control Kinsale, in 1689. James quickly created a parliament, largely Catholic, refusing When did Ireland become a free state ? 1922.2
  3. 3. As you walk in a pub, you hear the song “Bloody Sunday” by U2. It is a famous historical event. Explain what it is in your own words. It was an incident in which unarmed civil-rights protesters and bystanders were shot by soldiers of the British Army. Fill in the gaps in this famous U2 song. Bloody Sunday I cant believe the news today song? Oh, I cant close my eyes and make it go How long? How long? away Cause tonight we can be as one How long, how long must we sing this Tonight, tonight song? How long? How long? Sunday, Bloody Sunday Cause tonight we can be as one, tonight Sunday, Bloody Sunday Broken bottles under childrens feet Wipe the tears from your eyes Bodies strewn across the dead end street Wipe your tears away But I wont heed the battle call Oh, wipe your tears away It puts my back up, puts my back up Oh, wipe your tears away against the wall Oh, wipe your blood shot eyes Sunday, Bloody Sunday Sunday, Bloody Sunday Sunday, Bloody Sunday Sunday, Bloody Sunday Sunday, Bloody Sunday And its true we are immune And the battles just begun When fact is fiction and TV reality Theres many lost but tell me who has won And today the millions cry The trench is dug within our hearts We eat and drink while tomorrow they die And mothers, children, brothers, sisters The real battle just begun to claim the Torn apart victory Jesus won on Sunday, Bloody Sunday Sunday, Bloody Sunday Sunday Bloody Sunday Sunday Bloody Sunday How long, how long must we sing this3
  4. 4. You decide to visit the country and learn a bit about the GEOGRAPHY of Ireland. Ireland is divided in 2 parts. Republic of Ireland is the biggest part. Its capital city is Dublin. Northern Ireland is part of the UK. Its capital city is Belfast. Write the correct name under each photograph: Dublin, Giant’s Causeway, Cork, Connemara region. a) Cork b) Connemara region c) Giant’s Causeway d) Dublin4
  5. 5. Now, you go with your family to a typical Irish pub to discover the typical FOOD and DRINKS of Ireland. You order a Colcannon and an Irish stew for you and your family. What are the two main ingredients of the Colcannon? Mashed potatoes and cabbage. Explain the tradition. Its traditionally made on All Saints Day or Halloween and some families would leave out a plate of it, with a lump of butter in the centre for the fairies and the ghosts. There is even a traditional Irish song that was written long ago about colcannon that you can sing while preparing it! What are the main ingredients of the Irish stew? Lamb chops and potatoes. Now, you order a drink. What is the most famous Irish beer? Guinness What colour is it? Black.5