Shaping the Shamrock will help students gain an overview of Irish history and specifically a number of key people and key happenings, including an event known in Ireland as The Easter Rising. Shaping the Shamrock covers the events that led up to a range of significant happenings; the aftermath effects and how these events eventually shaped the Ireland that we see today. Shaping the Shamrock investigates different perspectives - religious and political - and provides links to the significance of the effects that Irish culture, religion and politics had on our New Zealand society. Shaping the Shamrock includes a useful and comprehensive Who's Who reference. The content of this book provides assessment opportunities for all of the History Achievement Standards at Level 1.