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Teaching controversial & sensitive issues
 
The teaching of Ireland and Anglo-Irish relations often raises controversial and sensitive issues.
 
Thus teachers of Irish history have devised strategies and practical activities to enable young people develop the skills they need as young citizens when 'faced with decisions about a wide range of issues on which people have differing, contradictory views'.

Historical Association/DfES workshop
In June 2006, Paul Bracey, UCN, outlined some of these strategies and activities to the Historical Association/DfES Workshop on Dealing with Sensitive & Controversial Issues.
 
Courting controversy Grace O’Malley, ‘Pirate Queen’
Analysing propaganda & stereotypes Tudor conquest of Ireland
Coping with death & disaster Famine in Ireland
Political violence & entrenched opinionsConflict in Northern Ireland
 
Click here for the worksheets used for activities in this workshop.