February 13, 2018

The Package

History Alive has been written by a highly experienced author team, and is fully in line with the new Junior Cycle History Specification

Student Textbook

  • Learning intentions at the start of each chapter guide student learning and achievement of each of the specified Learning Outcomes
  • Activities are linked to one or more of the Junior Cycle Key Skills, in particular, literacy, numeracy, managing information and thinking, communicating and working with others
  • A variety of activities encourages group and collaborative work
  • The development of historical skills of enquiry, as recommended in the NCCA teaching and learning guidelines, is a key feature
  • Bright, student-friendly layout with colourful illustrations, maps, drawings and clear images
  • Comprehensive treatment of the three strands of the new Junior Cycle History course
  • A wide range of accessible, interesting and relevant activities place students at the centre of the learning experience
  • Clear and concise language is easy to follow and is age-appropriate, catering for diverse learning abilities
  • Key terms and concepts are highlighted and explained throughout
  • Diagrams and photographs provide historical source material which is integrated with questions and references to encourage student engagement
  • 'Did you know?' feature encourages creative thinking and student management of information
  • Clear, concise captions are included with every source Self-assessment 'Can you?' questions conclude each chapter


Student Activity Book

  • Focuses on active learning as outlined in the new Junior Cycle Specification
  • Each chapter lists the relevant Learning Outcomes
  • Anticipation and reflection exercises provide guidance for self-assessment
  • A wide variety of tasks complement the textbook
  • Think-Pair-Share activities encourage pair work
  • Key terms are revisited and revised
  • Extension exercises provide further challenge for students
  • Critical thinking is fostered throughout
  • Caters to all students at each stage of their learning journey


Student Graphic Organiser Book

  • Allows students to summarise information visually
  • Encourages students to develop their own ideas and become active learners
  • Organisers can be used for individual, pair and group work


Teacher’s Resource Book and Posters

  • The History Alive Teacher's Resource Book is an essential tool kit for planning and teaching. It contains:
    • Suggested yearly plan and sample lesson plans
    • Formative assessment techniques
    • List of Learning Outcomes and learning intentions
    • Glossary of key terms covered in the textbook
    • JCT classroom strategies
    • Solutions to activities
    • Photocopiable templates
    • Links to the Primary History curriculum
  • A set of full-colour classroom posters will be available to teachers who adopt History Alive


Digital Resources

Teachers can access the History Alive interactive e-book at www.edcolearning.ie/code, plus a bank of free digital resources, including:

  • PowerPoints for topic introduction and to encourage class discussion
  • Topic summaries for easy revision
  • Useful weblinks for further research
  • Editable lesson plans to aid teacher planning

FREE e-book

  • Students and teachers can download their free History Alive e-book by visiting www.edcolearning.ie/code and entering the code from inside the front cover of the textbook.