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Geography
In this geography unit of four programmes, we cover the local linen and textiles industries, Northern Ireland canals and water management. The unit has cross curricular links with science.
About the Programme
Programme 8 - Linen
Broadcast: 17 March 2003 BBC 2 12.10-12.30pm
 

ARCHIVE - SELB programme code :TK 1216

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Image of flaxLinen is used for many things - from tea towels to aircraft wings. This programme traces linen-making from Egyptian and biblical times to modern times. It explains that linen is made from flax and follows different stages of the linen-making process.
 
 
Learning Outcomes
 
By the end of the programme and activities, pupils should be able to:
  • understand the history of linen;
  • understand and identify the stages in linen production;
  • identify linen material and what it can be used for.

Teaching Resources
 
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Programme Title
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Worksheets
8: Linen
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7-10: Textiles, Linen, Canals, Water
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Geography Programmes
Programme 7:
Textiles:
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Programme 8:
Linen
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Programme 9:
Canals
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Programme 10:
Water
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