The 1798 Rebellion: told and retold

Age of Revolutions Teacher Fellowship outcomes and resources

The resource looks at the complexity of the 1798 Irish Rebellion with a focus on the second-order concept of historical interpretation. It encourages students to explore the event through a multiplicity of sources and interpretations, seeking to highlight an important, but often overlooked aspect of the Age of Revolutions. Indeed, not only does it reintroduce Irish History into the Key Stage 3 curriculum, but it will allow students to examine the limitations of sources without dismissing them as 'not useful' and assess how convincing interpretations are. Overall students should be better equipped to critically evaluate history and how it is created.

This resource was written by Lauren Gray, Teacher Fellow of the Historical Association and Head of Humanities at Smestow School.

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