Welcome, Students and Teachers!
We are delighted to welcome Students & Teachers as regular visitors to myadoptedsoldier.com.
Our archives have been researched, designed, complied and published by students across Ireland - assisted and guided by their History Teachers in the process of creating a unique and meaningful archive. These archives are fascinating insights into World War 1 and into the personal stories of often forgotten soldiers. Each student also outlines his / her own story in the process of creating the archive - and as such, becomes the curator of his / her archive - the students story represents the voice of today, - many of the soldiers that are remembered were of a similar age to the students.
In turn these archives are now being used as educational resources for a much larger audience of Students and Teachers. Our archives and stories have already been viewed over 80,000 times.
We are also delighted to welcome our friends from Liebigschule in Frankfurt for our 2017 Project and trip. For the first time we will have students from across Europe creating archives and stories of soldiers from both sides of the conflict. Read more about the 2017 project on our blog | Read more...
This section provides classroom resources designed to help your students get the most from their research.
We are currently extending our framework to provide a cloud based platform for educators, allowing students to create digital archives in the classroom.
This will give students & teachers a chance to "Adopt" a soldier - and to create a certified and public archive. Teachers will be able to add their students to the system - providing a unique platform for educators. The teacher's input will ensure that the archive content is of a certified quality - and the teacher will be able to award each student a certificate of competency when the students archive is ready for publishing.
When the platform is launched we will provide data on over 36,000 Irish Soldiers from World War 1. This data is available with kind permission from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. CWGC. Students and teachers will be able to browse the entire collection on myadoptedsoldier.com providing an excellent resource and starting point to your unique History project.
We are also in the process of adding many other data sets - including the Irish war of Independence and the Civil War. We now have a facility for students and teachers to nominate a soldier, a relative or a soldier from their local area, which in many cases will be the only digital record of that individual. Our intention is to make myadoptedsoldier.com the central resource for telling the often untold stories of our fallen heroes.
Latest News | November 2017
Our Pilot program is now ready, and we will be rolling this out in the coming weeks. If you are on our list, we will be contacting you with instructions on how to access this framework and how to start making digital archives in your classroom. If you are interested in this product for you school and have yet to sign-up - please use the form below:
Thank you for your interest - and we look forward to chatting with you soon.