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Politic and Society Learning Path: Coronavirus and Identity in Northern Ireland Learning Path

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The resources in this learning path could be used as stimuli for students, with the teacher creating tasks around an essential question, or set of questions. Students could be asked to use the resources included to create; a paragraph response, discursive essay response, voice clip of their response, research of further data on this topic or to critically evaluate the sources, amongst other ideas. Learning Outcomes: 2.1, 2.4, 2.6, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4,7.2, 7.3, 7.4. Possible NCCA key thinker biographies - Edward Said, Samuel Huntington, Benedict Anderson These key thinkers have contributed to the development of some of the key ideas within this learning path. Teachers may also choose to invite students to make links with other Key Thinkers in the booklet provided in the learning path. Topics: Topic 7: Globalisation and Identity Topic 5: Human Rights and Responsibilities in Ireland Topic 2: Power and Decision Making at National and European Level
7 resources in this Learning Path

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Politics and Society Key Thinker Booklet

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/32068/31810.pdf Added: 25 Mar 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Reference / Article

This booklet contains the NCCA biographies of 15 of the 17 Key thinkers named in the updated Politics and Society specification.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Politics & Society

Suggestions for use: Background reading on the key thinkers for students. Can be assigned as reading alongside a topic or strand to encourage students to make links to the perspectives of the prescribed key thinkers.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons
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Guardian Article: How coronavirus is spurring the cause of a united Ireland

https://www.theguardian.com/comment...oronavirus-united-ireland-pandemic- Added: 07 May 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type:

This Guardian opinion article by Una Mulally poses questions about the impact the coronavirus will have on the case for a border poll and the future identity of Northern Ireland as part of the UK or as part of a United Ireland.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Politics & Society

Strand: 7. Globalisation & Identity

Strand unit: 1. National Identity

Suggestions for use: The resources in this learning path could be used as stimuli for students, with the teacher creating tasks around an essential question, or set of questions. Students could be asked to use the resources included to create; a paragraph response, discursive essay response, voice clip of their response, research of further data on this topic or to critically evaluate the sources, amongst other ideas.


Learning Outcomes:
2.1, 2.4, 2.6, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4,7.2, 7.3, 7.4.



Topics:
Topic 7: Globalisation and Identity
Topic 5: Human Rights and Responsibilities in Ireland
Topic 2: Power and Decision Making at National and European Level

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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BBC Article: Coronavirus: Foster criticises Irish unity claim by Sinn Féin

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-52445887 Added: 07 May 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type:

This BBC news story concerns the tensions between Unionist and Nationalist communities and political parties in Northern Ireland over Identity and the nature of the Northern Ireland response to Coronavirus.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Politics & Society

Strand: 7. Globalisation & Identity

Strand unit: 1. National Identity

Suggestions for use: The resources in this learning path could be used as stimuli for students, with the teacher creating tasks around an essential question, or set of questions. Students could be asked to use the resources included to create; a paragraph response, discursive essay response, voice clip of their response, research of further data on this topic or to critically evaluate the sources, amongst other ideas.


Learning Outcomes:
2.1, 2.4, 2.6, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4,7.2, 7.3, 7.4.



Topics:
Topic 7: Globalisation and Identity
Topic 5: Human Rights and Responsibilities in Ireland
Topic 2: Power and Decision Making at National and European Level

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

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Foreign Policy.Article: Coronavirus and Northern Ireland’s Divisions

https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/04/2...rn-ireland-divisions-sinn-fein-dup/ Added: 07 May 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Reference

This is an article about Northern Ireland and the country's political issues, and divisions, during the Coronavirus pandemic. The news publication Foreign Policy was founded in the late 1970s by Samuel P. Huntington.
This article could be used as a source of information about the responses of political parties in Northern Ireland to the Coronavirus outbreak. The source could also be used to explore the key thinker of Samuel P. Huntington, with students carrying out research about the website and news publication.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Politics & Society

Strand: 7. Globalisation & Identity

Strand unit: 1. National Identity

Suggestions for use: The resources in this learning path could be used as stimuli for students, with the teacher creating tasks around an essential question, or set of questions. Students could be asked to use the resources included to create; a paragraph response, discursive essay response, voice clip of their response, research of further data on this topic or to critically evaluate the sources, amongst other ideas.


Learning Outcomes:
2.1, 2.4, 2.6, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4,7.2, 7.3, 7.4.



Topics:
Topic 7: Globalisation and Identity
Topic 5: Human Rights and Responsibilities in Ireland
Topic 2: Power and Decision Making at National and European Level

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

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Thejournal.ie: One-third of Irish people believe there'll be a united Ireland in the EU in the next ten years

https://www.thejournal.ie/united-ir...adn-european-union-5085419-Apr2020/ Added: 07 May 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Reference

This is an article from thejournal.ie which discusses the results of a Red C poll related to the idea of a united Ireland.
The article could serve as an introduction to this topic, using a student friendly and accessible discussion of the issue of a united Ireland while also making use of data and research.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Politics & Society

Strand: 7. Globalisation & Identity

Strand unit: 1. National Identity

Suggestions for use: The resources in this learning path could be used as stimuli for students, with the teacher creating tasks around an essential question, or set of questions. Students could be asked to use the resources included to create; a paragraph response, discursive essay response, voice clip of their response, research of further data on this topic or to critically evaluate the sources, amongst other ideas.


Learning Outcomes:
2.1, 2.4, 2.6, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4,7.2, 7.3, 7.4.



Topics:
Topic 7: Globalisation and Identity
Topic 5: Human Rights and Responsibilities in Ireland
Topic 2: Power and Decision Making at National and European Level

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

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France 24: Does virus crisis stoke case for united Ireland?

https://www.france24.com/en/2020050...risis-stoke-case-for-united-ireland Added: 07 May 2020 Contributor: PDST Resource type:

This France 24 article poses questions about the impact the coronavirus will have on the case for a border poll and the future identity of Northern Ireland as part of the UK or as part of a United Ireland.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Politics & Society

Strand: 7. Globalisation & Identity

Strand unit: 1. National Identity

Suggestions for use: The resources in this learning path could be used as stimuli for students, with the teacher creating tasks around an essential question, or set of questions. Students could be asked to use the resources included to create; a paragraph response, discursive essay response, voice clip of their response, research of further data on this topic or to critically evaluate the sources, amongst other ideas.


Learning Outcomes:
2.1, 2.4, 2.6, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4,7.2, 7.3, 7.4.



Topics:
Topic 7: Globalisation and Identity
Topic 5: Human Rights and Responsibilities in Ireland
Topic 2: Power and Decision Making at National and European Level

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

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An Integrated Approach to Learning, Teaching and Assessment

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/29422/29158.pdf Added: 08 Apr 2019 Contributor: PDST Resource type: Reference / Activity

The following PDST booklet 'An Integrated Approach to Learning, Teaching and Assessment' aids teachers in considering what methodologies could be used in class to support the inquiry process.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Agriculture Science (2019)

Strand: Teaching and Learning

Strand unit: Pedagogy

Suggestions for use: Placemat: (Page 73)
Placemat can be used to encourage students to share ideas and reach a consensus about a topic or goal. It can be used to activate prior knowledge of a topic among students. It can help students share problem solving techniques, take group notes during a video/oral presentation, to summerise learning after the class or to begin an opening review of a subsequent lesson.
Anticipation Exercise: (Page 35/36)
The anticipation exercise could be utilised to assess students prior knowledge of a topic. This will give the teacher a picture of the students’ awareness of the concepts involved. However it could also be used as an assessment tool after the learning to see if the students have understood the concepts which they were presented with.
Think-Pair-Square-Share (Page 71)
The think-pair-square-share methodology can be used throughout the inquiry process to enable reflection and discussion among the pupils on the stage of the inquiry or the economic knowledge being explored.

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