The Great Famine and the coffin ships
1845 was a year of starvation and great difficulty for most of the people in Ireland.
Watch this video and answer to the following questions.
1-- What were the first consequences of the potato blight?
2--Why were some families evicted from their homes?
3--What were the most immediate solutions for families?
4--How long did the journey to America take?
5--Talk about the conditions on the ships.
6--Were the Irish welcomed to their new land. Why/ Why not?
7--Can we see any reminder today from this terrible time?' What is it? Where can we find it?