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Unit 3- The Linen Industry in Northern Ireland


This unit looks at the effect the Linen Industry has had on the people and places in Northern Ireland. The personal experience of those who worked in the linen industry is used to help bring this aspect of the local community to life. Pupils are encouraged to look for evidence of the industry in the local area through buildings and placenames.

Learning Intentions

Pupils are learning

  • Comparing an aspect of the community over a period of time (History - Change over time)
  • Some characteristics of past societies (History - Change over time)
  • Places then and know, how our identity has been shaped by local influences (Place - History)
  • How the world has changed over time (History - Change over time)


  • Understanding the  importance of the linen industry in Northern Ireland's history
  • Understanding the impact on the environment
  • Understanding the impact it had on people's lives

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