Everything you need to understand or teach Black Potatoes by Susan Campbell Bartoletti.
The Irish potato famine originated in a potato blight that struck in 1845. Potatoes were the dietary foundation for most Irish families. For five years, people hoped that the blight would end but were disappointed when crops continued to be ruined. Politicians did not offer effective relief. Queen Victoria was empathetic but powerless to force Parliament to aid the Irish farmers.
Landlords often acted cruelly to tenants, evicting them because they could not pay...
Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850 Lesson Plans contain 81 pages of teaching material, including: