Threads in the curriculum

Threads is an initiative that provides an online space for schools to store and share their student’s oral history projects. The project is primarily about encouraging students to become historians, and specifically, ‘oral historians’ to engage in the collection of stories and histories about their locality and to gather living people’s testimony about their own experiences and memories.

‘Locality’ is key to how Threads should work and as such it gives the project a wide appeal to encompass more than just the History curriculum – aspects of Geography too put a huge emphasis on ‘the local environment’ while seeking oral accounts about events or places can also make it specifically relevant to Religious Education, SPHE, CSPE (Post-Primary) and Transition Year.

Naturally, the emphasis on oral sources, written records and potential digital presentation of findings makes the Threads initiative extremely relevant to promoting a wide range of literacy skills too.