COLMCILLE PROJECT_ LESSON PLAN
Monastic Locations and Natural Resources
AIMS and EDUCATIONAL LEARNING
To make pupils aware of the rich heritage in their area.
Mapping To virtually identify and find on a map these places using a Nav Sat to explore directions to these Early Monastic linked sites, in the surrounding areas. To find these locations using modern methods digital programmes and to discuss and explore Navigation in ancient times. To explore, using resource material, offered by Drumhome Heritage Society the archaeological findings at the 4 x marked Locations, as identified in recent Archaeological explorations
To help pupils understand why these were strategically chosen places e.g Along the Wild Atlantic Way. What the benefits of these locations were for travel and for food gathering or growing.
Friends in High Paces We look at Colmcille’s Lineage and Blood Line We learn he was of a Royal Blood Line His people were Kings and Chieftains. The land on which his monastic settlements were established was because of land offered to him for his monasteries and his teaching
To offer a basic understandings of building materials used for building purposes from Library to Church Use of local resources Hard Wood, Granite & Limestone and forest Hardwoods
The Written Scriptures Explore the various aspects of Monastic Life in the 500 / 600s The Spiritual pathways / The l
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.