Shaping the Shamrock: Conflict and Identity in Ireland for NCEA Level 1

Author(s): George Bowen


Shaping the Shamrock will help students gain an overview of Irish history and specifically a number of key people and key happenings, including an event known in Ireland as The Easter Rising. Shaping the Shamrock covers the events that led up to a range of significant happenings; the aftermath effects and how these events eventually shaped the Ireland that we see today. Shaping the Shamrock investigates different perspectives religious and political and provides links to the significance of the effects that Irish culture, religion and politics had on our New Zealand society. Shaping the Shamrock includes a useful and comprehensive Whos Who reference. The content of this book provides assessment opportunities for all of the History Achievement Standards at Level 1.


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Useful information
A short history of the Irish impact on New Zealand
Who’s Who
The changing face of Ireland, 1200–2000
What do you already know?

Chapter 1: Setting the stage for conflict
Old Ireland
The conquest and colonisation of Ireland
A land of saints and scholars
The Great Potato Famine: 1845–1851

Chapter 2: The rise of Irish national consciousness 1800–1914
Cultural revival, new nationalism and efforts to unify diversity
Political movements
Anti-nationalist groups

Chapter 3: Looking for solutions
The land issue
The path of reform
English conciliation and increased Irish division

Chapter 4: The struggle for Home Rule
The situation in 1909
The 1909 Budget Crisis opened the way to Home Rule

Chapter 5: Reactions to Home Rule: Who would be ‘Lord of the Dance’?
Irish reactions
Carson, Asquith and Redmond play ‘political poker’ and separate North from South
The road to civil war

Chapter 6: Boiling the pot: discord and war
1912–1914: Further conflicts
1913: The Dublin Lockout
1914–1918: World War I

Chapter 7: The Easter Rising: choosing the cycle of violence
Planning the ‘blood sacrifice’
The Easter Rising: the birth of ‘a terrible beauty’ (Yeats)
The aftermath

Chapter 8: The rise of Sinn Fein and the Anglo-Irish War
Home Rule
The transformation of Sinn Fein
Conscription and the National Pledge
1918: The Khaki Election
The Anglo-Irish War: 1919–1921
December 1920: the Government of Ireland Act

Chapter 9: Accepting the consequences of conflict
The Treaty
The Irish Civil War: 1922–1923

Chapter 10: Dealing with the consequences of conflict in Northern Ireland
A new cycle of violence
The 1930s and 1940s: Anti-Catholic discrimination
The 1960s: ‘The Troubles’ begin
The 1970s and 1980s: Escalating militancy
The 1990s: The Troubles continue
The 1990s–2000s: A gradual peace

Chapter 11: Dealing with the consequences of conflict in the Irish Free State/the Republic of Ireland
The Irish Free State (1922–1937)
Eire/Ireland (1937–1949)
The Republic of Ireland (1949– )
1954–2010: Social and political developments
Economic development: The growth of the ‘Celtic Tiger’
Relations between the Republic and Northern Ireland, 1980s–2000s

General Fields

  • : 9781442505797
  • : Pearson Education New Zealand
  • : Pearson Education New Zealand
  • : May 2011
  • : 270x215mm
  • : May 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : George Bowen
  • : Paperback
  • : 200
  • : Colour illustrations