The UK , Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

Today you will learn about Northern Ireland’s present and past, and we will start by looking at some tragic, recent news from the country:

Recent news

Northern Ireland has a history of religious and political conflict. On April 18, the young 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee was shot and killed during a riot in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. McKee was killed on the 21st anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement that ended decades of sectarian conflict.

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh89V0ImAMM

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o3xYIoHGVE

In groups, discuss:

Why was she killed? And what are the concerns of Northern Ireland today?

Research. Find out: Who are the new IRA?

Read this text (either online or on paper):

https://passage-new.cappelendamm.no/c453153/artikkel/vis.html?tid=498532

option: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61JisaFGHFY&t=140s

For those of you who want to know more about Brexit and the border issue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRMwCz_Q9b4

Write: In a blog post, sum up what you have learned about Northern Ireland and what sort of challenges the country faces today.

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