A Decade of Anniversaries Schools Resource

Developed by the University of Ulster, this project takes an in-depth look at the Decade of Anniversaries with a particular case study focus on West Belfast.

The interactive PDF resource has been developed for a schools audience and aimed at a Key Stage 3 age group.

Five individual sections explore, 'The Ulster Crisis', 'World War One', 'Post-War Troubles', 'Mythbusters' and 'Commemoration'. A teachers guide also includes background information on how the project developed as well as tips and guidance on carrying out research within the classroom. 

Throughout the resource, interactive elements allow teachers and students to view web links, take part in interactive quizzes and input answers and information directly into the resource. 

The resource follows the guiding principles for marking anniversaries as identified and set out by the Community Relations Council:

1) Start from the historical facts;

2) Recognise the implications and consequences of what happened;

3) Understand that different perceptions and interpretations exist; and

4) Show how events and activities can deepen understanding of the period. All to be seen in the context of an ‘inclusive and accepting society’.



This resource works on both PC and Mac and is compatible with iPad use also. To use on PC or Mac, download the file and unzip its contents to view the lessons included within. You may need Adobe Reader/Viewer to view the content. 

To use on an iPad, ensure your iPad has the Adobe Reader app installed. Download the file to your PC or Mac and unzip its content. Use iTunes to sync the content to your iPad and open with Adobe Reader.