Woven in Ulster: Ulster-Scots and the Story of Linen

Woven in Ulster: Ulster-Scots and the Story of Linen

Lesson 2: Combing and Spinning

This lesson explains the combing and spinning processes, while allowing pupils the opportunity to develop language skills and to conduct a scientific investigation.

Lesson Plan

Keywords and Phrases

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Learning Intentions

Pupils will:

  • develop skills in creating similes with the stimulation of images from flax combing;
  • understand the processes of combing and spinning – the stages in the linen story before the thread can be woven into cloth; and
  • conduct a scientific investigation to discover the properties of linen, in comparison with a range of other materials.

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