Sample Essays

A sample essay has been added here -

Sample Essays

More will be added to each section over the coming weeks

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New Milestone Reached

Today leavingcerthistory.net received its 500,000th page view. The site was established in September 2010 and is currently averaging over 800 hits a day.

The powerpoint presentations have been viewed 280,000 times both on the website and directly through slideshare. The powerpoints are receiving approximately 4,000 views per week.

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New links added to US Foreign Policy page

New videos and links have been added to the page on US Foreign Policy 1945-1973

US Foreign Policy 1945-1973

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Christmas Homework

Homework for the Christmas Holidays for Leaving Cert History

5th Year

Higher Level

Q.1. What part did one or more of the following play in US foreign policy: The Berlin Blockade; Korea; and Cuba?

Q.2. Why did the United States experience an economic boom, 1945-1968, and what was its impact on society?

Q.3. How successful was President Harry Truman in his handling of US foreign policy?

Ordinary Level
Answer each question – you must make five specific points for each question

1. How did Joe McCarthy contribute to a “red scare” in the US?
2. What problems did one the Berlin Blockade pose for the US?
3. How did President Harry Truman conduct foreign affairs between 1945 and1953?
4. How did Martin Luther King contribute to the Civil Rights Movement?
5. In what ways did Billy Graham represent religion in modern American culture?
6. What problems did one the Korean War pose for the US?
7. What was the importance of the Montgomery bus boycott (1956)?
8. What problems did one the Cuban Missile Crisis pose for the US?

4th Year

Higher Level

1. What were the main characteristics of the Nazi state in Germany between 1933 and 1939?
2. Which had the greater social and economic problems during the inter-war years, Britain or Germany? Argue your case, referring to
both countries.
3. What contribution did Joseph Goebbels and/or Leni Riefenstahl make to Nazi propaganda?
4. To what extent did Stalin transform the society and economy of the Soviet Union?

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New Page – What is Fascism?

A new page has been added to the ‘Dictatorship and Democracy’ section outlining various views on the question ‘What is Fascism?’

The page can be found here -

What is Fascism?

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Visit by Tomi Reichental

Students and staff at St. Patrick’s Comprehensive School were fortunate to receive Tomi Reichental for a visit to the school last May. Speaking to a packed meeting of third year and transition year students and fourth and fifth year history students, Tomi recounted his experiences as a young boy in Slovakia and in Belsen Concentration Camp during the Holocaust. 35 members of Tomi’s immediate family lost their lives during the Holocaust. Students participated in a candle lighting ceremony to remember the victims who lost their lives as part of the Nazi’s Final Solution. After the meeting Tomi signed copies of his autobiography. Students and staff were delight that Tomi found time in his busy schedule to visit the school and our thanks to Ms. O’Mahony for her efforts in arranging the visit.

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Students lighting candles to remember the victims of the Holocaust

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Tomi Reichental speaking to students at St. Patrick’s Comprehensive School

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Students listening to Tomi speaking about his experiences in Belsen Concentration Camp

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Tomi Reichental with Mr. Morgan Heaphy, Principal of St. Patrick’s Comprehensive School, and members of the teaching staff.

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Link to BBC History Magazine Website

A permanent link has been added on the panel at the right-hand side of the website to the BBC History magazine website

BBC History Magazine

This website is contains a whole host of features that are useful for the history student including resources for potential Research Projects. The website includes

Podcasts

This week’s history headlines

Quizzes

Special Features

Photographs and Images

History programmes on TV and Radio

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