Afterward, the English battled Catholic enemies France and Spain for territories around the world. Have small groups examine languages and religions of the U.K. and Ireland. Join our community of educators and receive the latest information on National Geographic's resources for you and your students. If a media asset is downloadable, a download button appears in the corner of the media viewer. Ask students to think about religious and language conflicts in their own state or area of the country. Still, only a fraction of people residing in Wales are monoglot, meaning they speak only Welsh. Have students work together to complete Part 1 of the worksheet on their maps. Emphasize to students that it often takes a very long time for change to take place regarding conflicts over language or religion in any part of the world. Learn more ››. The subject field is required. Ask presenters to refer to the parts of the reading or maps that they used to answer their question.

The E-mail Address(es) field is required. Then discuss why some language or religious groups might want their own country instead of being mixed with other groups. These areas were able to do so, even when conquered by the Romans and other invaders.
Joseph Stoltman, Western Michigan University Ask: 3. Any interactives on this page can only be played while you are visiting our website. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. 2. You may send this item to up to five recipients. any area on Earth with one or more common characteristics. Platos' Republic. If you made transparencies of the Physical Map of Europe and Country Borders in Europe for Lesson 3, Activity 1, you can also use those in Step 1 of this activity. a system of spiritual or supernatural belief. Terms of Service |  Religions > All: This entry includes a rank ordering of religions by adherents starting with the largest group and sometimes includes the percent of total population. a disagreement or fight, usually over ideas or procedures. If no button appears, you cannot download or save the media. Examples of Celtic languages include Gaelic, Cornish, and Welsh. Students are introduced to the major language and religious groups of Europe. IRA/NCTE Standards for the English Language Arts, Activity 1: Cultural Differences in the United Kingdom & Ireland, Activity 2: Cooperation and Conflict in the U.K. and Ireland, National Geographic Education: Europe—Human Geography, National Geographic Education: MapMaker 1-Page Map: United Kingdom, National Geographic Education: Europe MapMaker Kit, National Geographic Education: MapMaker Interactive: Europe—Major Religions, National Geographic Education: MapMaker 1-Page Map: Ireland, National Geographic Education: National Teacher Leadership Academy (NTLA), identify languages spoken and religion practiced in the United Kingdom and Ireland, work with maps to identify regions where languages, religions, and country borders do not correspond, explore how religion and language can impact country borders by uniting and/or dividing populations of people, Tech Setup: 1 computer per classroom, Projector. Have students present their work to the class. Explain. There is wide debate over whether Northern Ireland was a religious war, with some arguing instead that its motivations were political. Text on this page is printable and can be used according to our Terms of Service. Before starting the activity, make transparencies of key maps. Tell students that they will present their answers to Part 2 in the next activity. Key Facts. WorldCat is the world's largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. 1145 17th Street NW © 1996 - 2020 National Geographic Society. Distribute a copy of the handout Languages and Religions of The U.K. and Ireland to each pair. Have students discuss, as a class, the physical features of the two islands. Emily Wade, B.A. Olwyn Blouet, Virginia State University The population of Catholics in Ireland is about 4.7 million. Religion in Ireland. Washington, DC 20036, National Geographic Society is a 501 (c)(3) organization. naturally occurring geographic characteristics.
Have partners use the reading and maps to complete the worksheet. Blackrock, Co. Dublin : Columba Press, 1999. The E-mail Address(es) you entered is(are) not in a valid format. Separate up to five addresses with commas (,). Assign each group only one of the questions in Part 2 of the worksheet.