Leaving Cert History: Documents and Essays 2018 and 2019

This our concise History edition. Our full notes include this and more. This version comprises tips, document notes and essays.

LEAVING CERTIFICATE HISTORY: LATER MODERN COURSE

Contents:

General study and exam tips 

Section 1: Answering Document-based Questions 

  Section 1: Government, Economy and Society in the Republic of Ireland, 1949 - 89. Case Study: The First Programme for Economic Expansion, 1958 - 63
  Section 1: Government, Economy and Society in the Republic of Ireland, 1949 - 89. Case Study: The Impact of RTÉ, 1962 - 72
  Section 1: Government, Economy and Society in the Republic of Ireland, 1949 - 89. Case Study: The Impact of the EEC on Irish Fisheries
  Section 1: Government, Economy and Society in the Republic of Ireland, 1949 - 89. Document-based Question 4, sample answer: What Impact did the establishment of RTÉ have on the lives of Irish people? 

Sections 2 and 3: Essay Writing 

  Essay Skills
  Sample Plan 

Section 2: Irish History 

  Topic 2: Movements for political and social reform. Sample Essay 1.0: How did Unionism develop during the period 1886 – 1914? (2011)
  Topic 2: Movements for political and social reform. Sample Essay 2.0: What did one or more of the following contribute to cultural revival during the period 1870- 1914: the GAA; the Gaelic League; the Anglo-Irish Literary Revival? (2012)
  Topic 3: The pursuit of sovereignty and the impact of partition. Sample Essay: What was the significance of the Eucharistic Congress, 1932?
  Topic 5: Politics and society in Northern Ireland. Sample Essay: What was the contribution of the Apprentice Boys of Derry to the celebration of religious and cultural identity among that city’s unionist minority? (2006)

Section 3: Europe and the Wider World 

  Topic 3: Dictatorship and Democracy in Europe. Sample Essay: How effective were Stalin’s moves for change during his time as leader of Russia?
  Topic 3: Dictatorship and Democracy in Europe. Sample Essay: How did dictators use propaganda and/or terror to maintain their power?
  Topic 6: The United States and the world. Sample Essay: What were the strengths and weaknesses of Lyndon Johnson as a political leader? (2014)
  Topic 6: The United States and the world. Sample Essay: What was the importance of one or more of the following: McCarthyism; the Moon Landing, 1969; developments in information technology? (2006)
  Topic 6: The United States and the world. Sample Essay: What were the main developments in race relations in the US, 1945 – 1968? (2013)



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