History is for all children from junior infants to sixth class. The curriculum supports children to develop basic skills as an historian through a knowledge and understanding of people, events and developments in the past.

The curriculum is presented in two sections:


  • Time and chronology
  • Using evidence
  • Change and continuity
  • Synthesis and communication
  • Cause and effect
  • Empathy


  • Myself and my family
  • Story
  • Early people and ancient stories
  • Life, society, work and culture in the past
  • Eras of change and conflict
  • Politics, conflict and society
  • Continuity and change over time.
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