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

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

Lesson 2: Let’s Meet Some Ulster-Scots Mill Owners and their Mills

This lesson gives pupils an opportunity to explore the lives of three Ulster-Scots mill owners and the influence they had on the towns and cities in which they lived through Talking and Listening and research activities.

Lesson Plan

Keywords and Phrases

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Learning Intentions

Pupils will:

  • understand the influence three Ulster-Scots mill owners had on the communities in which they worked;
  • take responsibility when working in a group; and
  • explore facts and opinions and come to their own conclusions.


Pupils should report their findings back to the class and compare and contrast their initial perceptions of the Ulster-Scots mill owners with their findings. At this point it is important for pupils to understand that not all mill owners treated their workers in the same way. However, all the mill owners were wealthy people who lived in very large houses.

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