CCEA

Cultural Traditions

We have created this page to illustrate resources that explore a range of the cultural traditions and heritage which influence people who live in Northern Ireland. These resources can support pupils to develop their understanding of the richness and diversity of cultural influences on our society, interdependence and the need for mutual understanding and respect.

Foundation Stage

An exploration of diverse cultures through stories, games and songs.

Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

A resource for Key Stage 2 pupils that explores how culture, language, geography and history have influenced the naming of the places we live in today.

An exploration of diverse cultures through stories, games and songs.

Explore aspects of Ulster-Scots language, culture and heritage, including the Plantation of Ulster, linked to different areas of learning.

Focusing on the role of the Ulster-Scots community in the production of linen.

A resource for pupils in Key Stages 2 and 3 that explores the life of Queen Elizabeth II with a focus on the role and history of monarchy in British culture.

Colm Cille or Columba was the founder of the famous monastery of Iona in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. From the 6th to the 8th century the federation of monasteries initiated by Colm Cille was responsible for magnificent works of art such as the Book of Kells and the Lindisfarne Gospels.

Explore the traditions of Irish storytelling and myths and legends through the animated exploits of the warrior hero character Cú Chulainn. Aimed at pupils at Key Stage 2 and produced by the Nerve Centre for BBC NI's education department.

Introduce Key Stage 1 pupils to the language of Ulster-Scots through the contemporary contexts of farm, school and harbour.

A resource based on the 18th century migration of Ulster-Scots to America.

Key Stage 3

Designed to support the teaching and learning of Ulster-Scots at KS3.

A resource for pupils in Key Stages 2 and 3 that explores the life of Queen Elizabeth II with a focus on the role and history of monarchy in British culture.

Resources include Black Lives Matter.

Colm Cille or Columba was the founder of the famous monastery of Iona in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. From the 6th to the 8th century the federation of monasteries initiated by Colm Cille was responsible for magnificent works of art such as the Book of Kells and the Lindisfarne Gospels.

Help for learners in Key Stages 3 and 4 to understand the Ulster-Scots identity in the creation of Northern Ireland. This is an external resource created by the Nerve Centre and NI Screen Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund.

SEN

Resources for Key Stage 3 pupils with severe learning difficulties, that explore festivals from different cultural and religious traditions.

Areas of Learning

Personal Development and Mutual Understanding