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Making History
By Dermot Lucey
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Written by market-leading History author, Dermot Lucey, whose name is synonymous with History education in Ireland, Making History provides everything you need for Junior Cycle History.

  • Specification Learning Outcomes are broken into clear, achievable Learning Intentions
  • The Nature of History strand is introduced and then reinforced in each chapter through skills-based activities and the frequent use of sources
  • Integrates recommended Junior Cycle teaching strategies, such as Think–Pair–Share, Hot Seat and Venn Diagrams
  • Analysing Sources sections encourage students to investigate intriguing historical questions and to hone the skills of the historian
  • The order of the chapters and the pictorial timelines at the start of each promote chronological awareness and help students acquire the ‘big picture’
  • The frequent use of questions in headings promotes exploratory learning, encourages lively classroom debate and develops historical consciousness
  • Assessment features include:
    – Suggested CBAs for each topic
    Focus Tasks for groupwork and research
    Activities that encourage historical empathy
    Range of questions on a vast array of primary and secondary sources

The Making History package includes:

  • Making History Skills Book - Included FREE with the textbook: Written by Stacy Stout with Dermot Lucey, this book includes skills-based activities, and reflection and revision exercises
  • Making History Teacher’s Resource Book with detailed schemes of work and How to’ guides for incorporating technology and active teaching methods
  • A suite of digital resources including curriculum-focused videos, PowerPoints and quizzes, all available on

Free eBook of the textbook with embedded videos, weblinks and quizzes.
See inside front cover for details. Adopting teachers also get access to free
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The Making History Author Team

DERMOT LUCEY is an experienced teacher of History and an active member of the Cork History Teachers’ Association. He is the author of a number of best-selling History textbooks, including The Past Today and Modern Europe.

STACY STOUT is a History teacher, examiner and a member of the Cork History Teachers’ Association. She is well known for her popular YouTube channel, Miss Stout’s History Class, her @ MsStacyS page on Twitter, and for her creative, student-focused
teaching methodologies.

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