Religion and Conflict

Age: 12,13
Project Year: 2010-11

Students covered a number of topics collaboratively

Initially pupils get to know one another and get used to working in Moodle by describing their groups and exchanging messages in the forums. The curricular phase begins with an examination of the shared area of Henry V111's Reformation. Each school group does a different wiki from the list below:

  • Reasons for the break with Rome
  • Henry VIII Changes
  • Edward VI - Protestant
  • Mary I - Catholic
  • Elizabeth I - Compromise
  • Henry VIII Wives


Phase 2 of the curricular work involves a study of the Ulster Plantation where on this occasion the wikis are done collaboratively between the schools.

  • Reasons for the Plantation
  • The organisation of the Plantation
  • Life of a settler
  • Life of a displaced Irish person
  • Londonderry case study
  • Results - short term and long term


For Dissolving Boundaries Day the schools were involved in a variety of activities to promote Dissolving Boundaries in their schools. These included a PowerPoint presentation at the school assembly and a Dissolving Boundaries display board. Students from both schools also took part in a video conference to celebrate the day.


For our face-to-face we visited the Walls of Derry and The Tower Museum with activities which involved interaction between the pupils and deepened their understanding of the issues involved in the Plantation of the city and county.

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

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