In addition to their specific content and knowledge, the subjects and short courses of junior cycle provide students with opportunities to develop a range of key skills. There are opportunities to support all key skills in this course but some are particularly significant. The examples below identify some of the elements that are related to learning activitires in history. Teachers can also build many of the other elements of particular key skills into their classroom planning. The key skills are set out in detail in Key Skills of Junior Cycle.
Students use the available evidence and their imagination to reflect upon the lives of people in the past and represent their thinking in a diary entry or letter. Students make models or other representations of sites of historical interest, such as castles, round towers or memorial sites.