True Gaelic – Searching for Ireland’s Lost History
Grades: 6 - 8

Video Description: True Gaelic: Searching for Ireland’s Lost History is a documentary that takes you along as archeologists unearth a mysterious Irish lordship dating to the Middle Ages. Powerful Irish lords ruled over this land but very little has been known about their uniquely Gaelic way of life—until now. This excavation promises to rewrite Irish history as the unknown culture of Gaelic Ireland is revealed. Join HEC-TV and Saint Louis University on this groundbreaking journey to unearth medieval Ireland.

Type of Video: Documentary*
Unique Video ID: Archaeology-21**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Studying the Middle Ages? Give students the opportunity to see medieval history come to life as an archaeological dig in Ireland creates the opportunity to learn new information about those times in Ireland.
  • Use the video as part of a student unit in archaeology. Provide the video as an extension opportunity for interested learners to learn more about the process of working at an archaeological dig.


*Documentaries offer long form, in-depth exploration of a topic, location, person, etc. in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.