Population and emigration:During the Irish Famine (Great Famine) over one million people died not just from hunger but from disease. Others lost their homes as they could not afford the rent and their only choice was to seek refuge in the Workhouses. However, some who had enough money managed to escape Ireland and over a million emigrated to Britain or North America. Go through the ppt below and answer the questions in the linked activity.
Week Seven - Potato Famine
Activity one: Read through the ‘sources’ on first four pages in Famine Booklet. These ‘Sources’ tell us what real life people experienced at the time of The Famine. Complete the grid/table on page four. The first part on Landlords has been done as an example.
Remember the types of classes people were part of including:
Activity two: Complete the ‘cloze’ texts (four pages) starting from the right hand middle page.
Week Six - An Introduction to Irish History: The Potato Famine
Watch the link below to gain a better understanding: