The Troubles in Northern Ireland

The Troubles in Northern Ireland

by Tony Allan
     
 

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What was it like to be a Protestant living in Northern Ireland and at war with your Catholic neighbor? What was it like to be a British soldier sent in to sort it out? What was it like to be a witness to history? Step back to the latter part of the 20th century and see the history of Northern Ireland through the eyes of those who lived it. Discover what it was like

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What was it like to be a Protestant living in Northern Ireland and at war with your Catholic neighbor? What was it like to be a British soldier sent in to sort it out? What was it like to be a witness to history? Step back to the latter part of the 20th century and see the history of Northern Ireland through the eyes of those who lived it. Discover what it was like to be a victim of the violence and terrorism resulting from the Troubles. Find out about Ireland's past and the longstanding tensions between the different communities. Read how the civil rights movement changed the course of Irish history.

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School Library Journal
Gr 6-9-Primary-source excerpts and narrative help students understand the issues that have divided the populations and created civil wars. Each book opens with a brief overview of the conditions that led to the armed conflict and explains why primary sources are important to consider when telling the story. What follows is about 20 spreads that pair discussions of significant events on the left with the relevant excerpts from period writings and documents on the right. The final section examines the lessons that have been learned from the conflict. Although both authors are objective about the competing ideologies and agendas of the warring factions, the brevity of the books and the format limit the amount of background and information that can be included. Still, these titles allow students to see the myriad factors that contribute to civil strife and to better understand that conflicts are created and sustained by more than one faction. Full-color and black-and-white photos, reproductions, and maps add to the texts.-Mary Mueller, Rolla Junior High School, MO Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403448675
Publisher:
Heinemann-Raintree
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Series:
Witness to History Series
Pages:
56
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
11 - 13 Years

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