Understanding 1916 is a hub for some of the key learning aids and information sites related to the main events of 1916, to their causes and consequences and their ongoing legacy for us today.

It contains a wide range of learning materials, curricular guides and links to explore and considers key questions across a number of subject areas, providing opportunities to address 1916 within the Northern Ireland Curriculum, including the Cross-Curricular Skills and Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities.

This resource presents teachers and learners with the tools to ensure that this Centenary is seized as an opportunity to learn and reflect on our past in order to inform our future, and to develop learning in a positive, inclusive and constructive environment.

Teaching Controversial Issues

The events of 1916 can be challenging in some learning contexts. Read and download CCEA’s guidance notes for teachers around dealing with sensitive and controversial issues in the classroom.

The Easter Rising - Explore

The Easter Rising

This module explores the events of the Easter Rising in Dublin in 1916 and its wider impact on our history in Ireland, north and south.


The Battle of the Somme

The module explores events leading up to the outbreak of the First World War and the large part played by Irish soldiers, particularly at the Battle of the Somme.


The Battle of the Somme - Explore

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