As an introduction to history in Second Class, we did a group work activity where we had to sort pictures of old Ireland, from oldest to newest. Everybody had an opinion and we all managed to agree on an order. In examining the pictures, we were looking for hints in the people's clothes, building materials, the tools they were using, and the types of food they ate.
Finally, we placed all of the images on a timeline of Irish history. We can now use this timeline as a reference throughout the rest of the school year.