Heard of a teacher tell a story of how they taught a history class on the Berlin Wall. What he wanted to do was not bore the pupils with information and Power Points and instead split the class into two groups.
In one half he had Eastern Germany, in the other he have Western. He got those on the West to imagine what life was like with all the (alleged) benefits that capitalism allows for. He got the other students to imagine life with very limited and shared resources. Then he got them to imagine if Dublin was split in this way..How would Northsiders feel about Southsiders?How would each group view world events?What was life like for those in Eastern Germany? How would these restrictions have made the young people feel?
Really good idea for helping pupils to interact with the topic