Religious and Political Changes in Europe and Ireland

Age: 12,13,14
Project Year: 2011-12

The reformation and Plantation in Ireland

1. Investigation of The European Reformation (Reasons for it; Luther and The Roman Catholic Church's Response).

2. The Ulster Plantation (Plantation of Derry; Life of a Settler; Life of an Irish person who lost land).

 wiki page

A wiki page: different colours represent contributions from each school  



Derry, Tour of the walls of Derry including noting the historical aspects and the modern physical divisions. Lunch at MacDonalds followed by the Tower Museum - activity based viewing of the exhibits and workshops involving work in groups.

 Group work on Plantation Maps in The Tower Museum

Group work on Plantation Maps in The Tower Museum



Pupil video-conferencing was attempted twice - Once in December and One in May for full class of pupils. The first had technical difficulties. The second was curricularily based with highlights of research being reported on by each group.

Schools Involved

Media Gallery

For Dissolving Boundaries Day 2014 we invited schools to send us short video recordings that show what DB means to them. We've pieced these together into a movie!

A documentary about linking schools through ICT; case studies of cross-border links between Northern Ireland and Ireland in the Dissolving Boundaries programme and in Israel through the TEC program.


School Participation

View map of Dissolving Boundaries schools

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