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:
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.
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):
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.