A Decade of Anniversaries resource

The Project, created by the University of Ulster, models a local history enquiry, whereby pupils investigate comparable communities from across Northern Ireland’s sectarian divide, analysing their involvement in, and reaction to, the events of 1912—22 and subsequent commemorations.

Resource Intentions
  1. The significance of the 1912-22 events for local people of all social, political, cultural and religious traditions (whether or not “their” community was directly involved);
  2. Comparable and contrasting community reactions to events as they happened, and the reasons for any similarities and differences;
  3. How community memory of the events has developed over time, recognising how the form of commemorations has been shaped by contemporary political agendas and circumstances; and
  4. Why the commemorations pupils themselves witness in 2012-22 take the forms they do, and the extent to which they appropriate the past in order to legitimise contemporary attitudes.

Areas of Learning

Environment and Society

History

Objective 1: Developing pupils as Individuals

Explore how history has affected their personal identity, culture and lifestyle.
(Personal Understanding)

Investigate individuals who are considered to have taken a significant moral stand and examine their motivation and legacy.
(Moral Character)

Objective 2: Developing pupils as Contributors to Society

Investigate the long and short term causes and consequences of the partition of Ireland and how it has influenced Northern Ireland today including key events and turning points.
(Citizenship)

Investigate the impact of significant events/ideas of the 20th century on the world.
(Cultural Understanding)

Critically investigate and evaluate the power of the media in their representation of a significant historical event or individual.
(Media Awareness)

Learning for Life & Work

Local and Global Citizenship

Diversity and Inclusion

Investigate factors including religious and political that influence individual and group identity.

Investigate how and why conflict, including prejudice, stereotyping, sectarianism and racism may arise in the community. Investigate ways of managing conflict and promoting community relations, reconciliation.

Human Rights and Social Responsibility

Investigate local and global scenarios where human rights have been seriously infringed.

Equality and Social Justice

Explore how inequalities can arise in society including how and why some people may experience inequality or discrimination on the basis of their group identity.

Language and Literacy

English with Media Education

Objective 1: Developing pupils as Individuals

Engage, through language, with their peers and with fictional and real-life characters and situations, to explore their own emotions and develop creative potential.
(Personal Understanding)

Explore and respond to others’ emotions as encountered in literature, the media, moving image and peer discussion.
(Mutual Understanding)

Explore the use of language and imagery in conveying and evoking a variety of powerful feelings.
(Spiritual Awareness)

Objective 2: Developing pupils as Contributors to Society

Use literature, drama, poetry or the moving image to explore others’ needs and rights.
(Citizenship)

Irish with Media Education

Objective 1: Developing pupils as Individuals

Engage, through language, with their peers and with fictional and real-life characters and situations, to explore their own emotions and develop creative potential.
(Personal Understanding)

Explore and respond to others’ emotions as encountered in literature, the media, moving image and peer discussion.
(Mutual Understanding)

Develop an understanding of the power of languages (including bi-lingualism and body language) to communicate and empathise with others.
(Mutual Understanding)

Explore the use of language and imagery in conveying and evoking a variety of powerful feelings.
(Spiritual Awareness)

Objective 2: Developing pupils as Contributors to Society

Use literature, drama, poetry or the moving image to explore others’ needs and rights.
(Citizenship)

Cross Curricular Learning

Using ICT

The resource presents pupils with the opportunity to develop their ICT skills in the disciplines of Researching and Working with Moving Images.

Working in groups or pairs and completing the ICT tasks provides pupils with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate their Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities.

Communication

The resource provides pupils with the opportunity to develop their talking and listening, reading and writing skills through independent learning and group activities. Completing the ICT and creative writing tasks enable pupils to express themselves, develop as individuals, engage with others and improve skills that will help them to contribute as members of society.

Opportunities to develop Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities

The tasks within the resource provide pupils with the opportunity to think both critically and creatively and to develop personal and interpersonal skills, both in an independent and group capacity.

  • Managing Information
  • Thinking, Problem-Solving, Decision-Making
  • Being Creative
  • Working With Others
  • Self-Management

In partnership with The Nerve Centre Creative Centenaries