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Final suggested activity for students on this period.

After students have visited the Ulster Museum and they have completed some of the activities included in these resources they should consolidate their knowledge and understanding of the key events in this period with one final project. Students should work in class groups on one of the following learning focus areas which will involve independent research and study before delivering a group presentation on these areas to their fellow students. (COMM, UICT, WO, SM)

  • How and why did British Government policy towards N. Ireland change between 1965 and March 1972?
  • How and why did Irish Government policy towards N. Ireland change between 1965 and March 1972?
  • How important was the international context in influencing events between 1965-1972?
  • How and why did the role of the media in N. Ireland change between 1965 and March 1972?
  • How had the position of Nationalists improved politically and socially between 1965 and March 1972?
  • How had the position of Unionists changed politically and socially between 1965 and March 1972?
  • Why was there so much public support for Loyalist and Republican violence between 1969 and March 1972?