Welcome to our on line learning resource Transformations: Politics and Protest in County Down 1900-1920s.
 
This resource has been designed for pupils and teachers at Key Stage 3 to explore a selection of objects, documents and photographs from Down County Museum’s collection which relate to the period from 1900 to the 1920s, a period of great change in County Down, Ireland and the world.
 
The images here are accompanied by a series of questions which will help pupils use the sources to increase their understanding of this period and relate what was happening on the national and world stage to the experiences of people in County Down.
 
Learning Objectives

Understanding different perspectives and interpretations
Developing enquiry skills to undertake historical investigations
Developing critical thinking skills to evaluate a range of evidence and appreciate different interpretations
Evaluating representations of significant historical events
Exploring how events in history can affect culture and identity
 
Some of the items you will see here are on display in the museum’s permanent exhibition Down Through Time. Others have been on display in a PEACE III funded temporary exhibition, Transformations: Politics and Protest in County Down 1900-1920s.
 
The learning activities included here are designed for Key Stage Three pupils but the gallery of images can be used by pupils at Key Stage 4 and beyond.

This on line learning resource has been produced by Down County Museum during the course of our PEACE III funded community history project. The project aims to build positive relations between and within communities in Down, North Down and the Ards area through participation in a range of learning programmes which explore issues of cultural and community identity. The project seeks to promote learning about the beliefs, customs and traditions of different communities, encourage cross community initiatives and create opportunities to address issues of sectarianism and racism.
 
Further information on the museum’s education programmes and resources can be obtained from Linda McKenna, Community Education Manager, Down County Museum, The Mall, Dowpatrick, Co Down, BT30 6AH, tel: 028-44615218, email: Linda.mckenna@downdc.gov.uk.

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This project has been funded by the European Union’s PEACE III Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body and delivered by the North Down, Ards and Down Councils’ Cluster.