Overview

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Building a Legacy

  • A concise, chronological and interwoven approach to JC History
  • Designed to engage and inspire students
  • Supports teachers to cover the course within the timeframe
  • Extensive practice and revision throughout
  • A broad range of differentiated material supports you in the Common Level classroom
  • CBA focus to help students succeed 
  • Written by an author team with a fresh approach

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Teach the specification with ease

  • Structure reflects the chronology of the learning outcomes and supports you to successfully cover the course within the time available
  • Key elements such as the use of timelines and source materials to teach learning outcomes are presented consistently throughout each chapter
  • Clear, concise and simple language makes it perfectly pitched for the mixed-ability, Common Level classroom
  • The eye-catching and modern style will engage students and make teaching more interesting
     
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Historical Perspective

  • Thinking Historically sections encourage students to examine past events in a historically conscious way 
  • Commemoration feature asks how and why we remember key historical events
  • Hands on History encourages students to research events
  • Would You Believe gives students a broader context to events and helps develop historical empathy
     
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Get CBA Ready!

  • A dedicated CBA chapter in the textbook helps students to familiarise themselves with and prepare for the Assessment
  • Research and Reflect questions in the Skills Book further prepare students for the requirements of the CBAs
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Practice makes perfect

  • Key Points Revision and Revision Questions at the end of each chapter allow students to engage in longer, essay-style questions 
  • Examine the Evidence boxes consistently encourage students to question their sources
  • Check Your Progress boxes in each chapter provide opportunities for class discussions 
  • Our Skills Book is designed for practice, revision and exam preparation
    • Extensive use of primary and secondary sources in the exam-style questions
    • Further source material strengthens students’ understanding of interrogating sources
    • Skills-based questions with an exam focus develop skills and help make students exam-ready
    • Focus on practising and reinforcing knowledge of key topics and skills
       
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Superb blend of content & source-based material

  • Includes a bank of PowerPoints to save you time putting lessons together
  • Differentiated Digital Resources encourage further investigation for more adventurous students
  • Includes comprehensive support and direction for students for the CBAs and the Assessment Task
  • Case studies provide an important real-world context to what students learn
  • Students are encouraged to engage in further research so teachers can choose the depth at which to cover topics depending on the class’s ability
     

How it works

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The Legacy programme package:

  • Student textbook with a concise chronological approach and engaging design
  • Skills Book that includes exam-style practice questions and is designed to develop essential skills
  • Teacher's Guide with extensive plans and resources
  • Digital Resources that will enhance teaching and learning
€31.70 RRP

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Author Team

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Author Team

Legacy has been written by a team of experienced History teachers who are heavily involved in History teacher professional development, having worked with, and presented regularly for, the HTAI. A team with new ideas to help make History come alive in the classroom (Aindriú Mac an Rí, Mark Power and Marie-Claire Tuite).

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Webinar for History Teachers: Preparing for Assessment

In this webinar, Aindriú Mac an Rí, Mark Power and Marie-Claire Tuite, experienced History teachers and authors of Legacy deep dive into the Junior Cycle History exam. Having carefully analysed the sample paper and patterns of JC examinations across the board, they offer clarity and advice to History teachers facing the exam. The team also share insights into teaching, assessing and covering the JC History specification within a challenging timeframe.

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