The Past Today Skills Book


The Past Today Skills & Resources together with The Past Today textbook provides students with all they need to succeed in Junior Certificate History.

  • Tracks the Junior Certificate syllabus through The Past Today textbook chapter by chapter.

  • Fosters literacy, numeracy, source analysis and other historical skills by the imaginative use of documents, pictures, statistics, graphs and charts

  • Includes hundreds of up-to-date questions which promote active learning, enhance skills and reinforce knowledge

  • Key ideas at the start of each topic are ideal for easy revision

  • Focus Tasks develop research skills and deepen understanding of historical events

  • Promotes the idea of the student as an historian


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Publication Date

March 2015




Paperback, 256 pages

Country of Origin



Gill Education


276 x 217 mm


By Dermot Lucey

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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 History textbooks, including ModernEurope and the Wider World and Shortcuts to Success History Exam Guide for Leaving Certificate.

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