Facing the Past Shaping the Future
The decade 2012-2022 marks the centenary of several events, populist interpretations of which still continue to influence identities cultures and divisions today in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The concern is that simplistic interpretations and inappropriate commemorations of such events serve to perpetuate community divisions. The experience of past conflicts and the potential for inappropriate commemoration of populist interpretations add a moral and ethical imperative for schools and society to engage objectively with these issues.
This web resource provides Primary and Post Primary teachers and schools with resources , guidance, and strategies to encourage active pupil investigation of significant events 100 years ago.
Teachers will come to the resource with different experience and may choose to focus on particular sections.
Coming soon The Role of Women in Ireland at the beginning of the twentieth century
A set of new resources units, and lesson plans for teaching the changing role of women and their contribution to Irish history in the early part of the twentieth century are currently under development. Both primary and post primary teachers can focus on different aspects of the topic for example the struggle for womens rights, the role of women in the trade union movement, women campaigners and women as movers and shakers in Irish society.