The site includes different ways that students can learn and access the source material including:

Progression – progressive tasks which include research and activities leading to  critical thinking and which encourage  students to make judgements based on evidence.

Case studies – information which gives an important local context and interpretation of the Home Rule Crisis. The nature of the source material and its emphasis on Unionist material will encourage critical thinking and encourage an understanding of how sources (or the lack of them) can affect how historic events are interpreted.

Way to test knowledge – the site encourages historical enquiry and discussion with peers to allow students to develop and test their own ideas based on evidence. There are some activities on the site which specifically allow students to test their knowledge.