Module 2: The Conflict in Northern Ireland
This module will explore some of the main events which shaped the violent past of Northern Ireland during the Troubles.
Overview and Curriculum
The module begins with an overview of the civil rights movement as a prelude to the conflict that would go on to grip Northern Ireland for almost 30 years. Students will learn who the opposing political and paramilitary groups were and how they shaped Northern Ireland through politics and conflict in a series of events which had a devastating human cost, but also paved the way for the Good Friday Agreement. It is not an exhaustive history of the conflict, but focuses on some key moments and themes which shaped both the conflict and the political journey towards the peace process.
Each lesson provides students with opportunities to learn through questioning and investigation based active learning methodologies and links to a series of archive images, audio and video. The digital tasks provided will enable students to form creative expressions of the learning that they have developed around the conflict in Northern Ireland.
General Module Files
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Module 2 Overview and Curriculum
Module 2 Questions & Answers
Lesson 1 — Civil Rights in Northern Ireland
Lesson 2 — Key Players in the Conflict
Lesson 3 — 1972 — A Pivotal Year
Lesson 4 — The Ulster Workers Council Strike
Lesson 5 — The Hunger Strikes
Lesson 6 — Politics and Violence