Students find out more about the varied reasons for this migration, which included the disastrous potato famine in Ireland, the Highland Clearances in Scotland, and the opportunities for relief and support provided by the introduction of the English Poor Law system.
Then, students place themselves ‘in the shoes’ of an Irish migrant, using their new knowledge to write letters ‘home’ to Ireland outlining their experiences of migration.
The enquiry ends with some valuable exam-question practice, as students piece together the components of an effective response to a 12-mark question.
- Lesson presentation: PowerPoint
- Lesson write-up: PDF
- Worksheet 1-4: PDF