Woven in Ulster: Ulster-Scots and the Story of Linen
The linen industry was hugely important in Ulster, and its enduring legacy can be seen in the built environment across the region. It was an important part of the economy of Ulster. Marketed as 'Irish Linen', the best quality fabric was exported and highly regarded across the world.
Perhaps less well-known is the variety of purposes the fabric was used for, including in the manufacture of aircrafts in the early days of manned flight.
Focusing on the role of the Ulster-Scots community in the production of linen, this resource is designed for Key Stage 2 teachers to use as a The World Around Us topic over a school term.
The resource is mapped to the Northern Ireland Curriculum and provides both a wide range of cross-curricular lessons and the resources required to teach each lesson.