During the course of 2013 in Derry~Londonderry a unique relationship developed between two organisations that might traditionally have been regarded as polar opposites in the divided politics and culture of Northern Ireland
One was An Gaeláras, based in Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, whose purpose is the promotion of Irish language and culture and the other was the Londonderry Bands Forum, who are the most visible representatives of the local Protestant, Unionist and Loyalist community. These two groups are normally viewed in terms of the Northern Ireland experience as the very antithesis of each other.
Who is this aimed at?
This learning resource is aimed at Key Stage 3 for delivery in schools and communities with groups of up to 30 learners. The resource will show how that which is usually associated with contention, disagreement, violence and division was used as a means of bringing communities together, resulting in the celebration of the cultural diversity of an ‘other’.
The resource is structured around 3 core delivery sessions and forms part of a wider programme which identifies shared cultural heritage as a means of bringing communities together who may have otherwise been divided on the basis of cultural identity. The sessions are curriculum mapped at KS 3.
Unit 1 - Stereotypes
Unit 2 - Cultural Identity
Unit 3 - The Learning