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

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

Lesson 2: Made in Ulster, for the World

This lesson enables pupils to explore how demand for linen grew across the globe, how businesses developed to meet that demand and how linen has been replaced by other fabrics. Pupils are provided with an opportunity to use Thinking Skills to solve an exporting problem for Mr Richardson, a mill owner.

Lesson Plan

Keywords and Phrases

globalisation globalisation marketing global textile market Board of Directors

Learning Intentions

Pupils will:

  • understand that many household items, once prized because they were made from fine linen, are now produced in a great variety of fabrics; and
  • understand the global reach of the linen industry and the complex business model required to sell it successfully abroad.


Pupils should present their solutions to a Board of Directors who will take a vote on which strategy they are going to follow and explain why.

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Cross-Curricular Skills

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Did you know

the badge of Campbell College Belfast includes a boar’s head in memory of Henry Campbell, an Ulster-Scots mill owner and founder of the school?

The Scottish Clan Campbell has a boar’s head on their crest.

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