Provisional IRA poster

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Provisional IRA poster: ‘Watch what you say’


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BELUM.O173.1974; Photograph © National Museums Northern Ireland; Collection Ulster Museum

Searchable database of ephemera related to the Troubles

Source: cain.ulster.ac.uk

Visit the site http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/ephemera/

A selection of murals in Northern Ireland

Source: alphahistory.com

Visit the site http://alphahistory.com/northernireland/northern-ireland-murals/

Searchable database of memorials in Northern Ireland including murals

Source: cain.ulster.ac.uk

Visit the site http://cain.ulster.ac.uk/victims/memorials/search.html

World War II poster by Fougasse

Source: iwm.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/9810

Another poster by Fougasse

Source: iwm.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/9854

National Archives web pages about secrecy and covert operations in World War II with activities

Source: nationalarchives.gov.uk

Visit the site http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/homefront/spies/publicity/

BBC clips on the origins of the Troubles and army involvement, with ideas for classroom activities

Source: bbc.co.uk

See this video on bbc.co.uk http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/z8d82hv

Original sources and documents about the Troubles, including accounts of Bloody Sunday

Source: alphahistory.com

Visit the site http://alphahistory.com/northernireland/northern-ireland-documents/

Photographs by William Rukeyser

Source: bfi.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/lists/10-great-films-about-troubles

Gallery of photographs of The Troubles

Source: belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/archive/events/the-troubles-gallery-40-years-of-conflict-in-northern-ireland-from-the-belfast-telegraph-archives-29947576.html

A British officer’s account of his time in Northern Ireland

Source: historytoday.com

Visit the site http://www.historytoday.com/patrick-mercer/northern-ireland-troubles-holding-ring

The victims of Bloody Sunday

Source: theguardian.com

Visit the site http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2010/jun/15/bloody-sunday-report-victims

Account of a project bringing together Catholic and Protestant school students in Northern Ireland

Source: facinghistory.org

Visit the site https://www.facinghistory.org/get-to-know-us/news/students-northern-ireland-bridge-differences-through-facing-history

Upstanding: stories of courage from Northern Ireland

Source: storiesofcourage.net

Visit the site http://www.storiesofcourage.net/#/home/4576241129

Transforming conflict: a project about restorative approaches to conflict

Source: transformingconflict.org

Visit the site http://www.transformingconflict.org/content/restorative-approaches-0

Newspaper article criticising restorative approaches

Source: dailymail.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1197102/Trendy-restorative-justice-schemes-stamp-bullying-schools-work.html

Brief summary of the principles of justice and the rule of law

Source: facinghistory.org

Visit the site https://www.facinghistory.org/for-educators/educator-resources/resource-collections/justice-and-rule-law

Reconciliation in Sierra Leone

Source: fambultok.org

Visit the site http://www.fambultok.org/

Walls of Hope: reconciliation murals around the world, including in a Belfast primary school

Source: wallsofhope.org

Visit the site http://wallsofhope.org/category/arte-publico-internacionales-international-public-art/?lang=en

Syrian Murals

Source: creativememory.org

Visit the site http://www.creativememory.org/?cat=16

Outside the classroom

Here are some relevant museums and sites to visit.

Ulster Museum (National Museums of Northern Ireland), Belfast

Source: nmni.com

The new Modern History gallery examines protest, social revolution and campaigns for civil rights.

Visit the site http://www.nmni.com/um/What-s-on/Permanent-Displays/Modern-History

The Imperial War Museum

Source: iwm.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.iwm.org.uk

The Tower Museum, Derry/Londonderry

Source: derrycity.gov.uk

Visit the site http://www.derrycity.gov.uk/museums/tower-museum

Irish Republican History Museum

Source: conwaymilltrust.org

Visit the site http://conwaymilltrust.org/our-work/irish-Republican-history-museum/

The Northern Ireland Assembly (Stormont)

Source: niassembly.gov.uk

Visit the site http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/

Two sites in the Republic of Ireland covering aspects of British rule: (1) Dublin Castle

Source: dublincastle.ie

Visit the site http://www.dublincastle.ie/

(2) Kilmainham Gaol

Source: heritageireland.ie

Visit the site http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/Dublin/KilmainhamGaol/
Visits to Belfast and Derry/Londonderry can include tours of the locations of key events as well as Nationalist and Loyalist murals in both cities. A walk along Derry/Londonderry’s city walls gives a strong sense of where the conflict was played out.

Provisional IRA poster