History in a Box




History in a Box (funded by the Irish Research Council’s New Foundations Scheme) is a project developed for Transition Year students giving them the opportunity to learn about the facts of the Battle of Mount Street Bridge while providing a deeper and more holistic understanding of war and its effects. Using a handling box that includes tablet devices, a pre-installed Augmented Reality App and physical material, including photographs, primary sources, and 3D printed buildings that trigger multimedia content, students work in groups to investigate how the battle unfolded and understand the ambiguous nature of such events.

All the required material for using the mobile application in the classroom will be delivered to schools in the form of a handling box. From October 2017 teachers will be able to undertake training on how to use this resource in the classroom and book the handling box for two weeks.