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27 May 2020

Teaching resources on Scotland’s history shared online

A close-up of a stone statue, standing against a blue sky background. The statue is of a kilted man, wearing a sporran and bonnet, and carrying a sword at his side.
Statue of a Highlander at Glenfinnan Monument
Resources on the Jacobite risings, Mary, Queen of Scots and the Battle of Bannockburn have been made available to school teachers and pupils on Google Classroom by members of our property learning teams.

The online resources for primary and secondary learners complement Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence, and give teachers and pupils access to stories they’d normally discover at heritage sites such as Culloden and Bannockburn.

New resources will be uploaded to the online platform weekly and will cover a range of topics, including the Battle of Culloden and amazing Scottish women, as well as important worksheets on protecting animal and plant species in Scotland.

Katey Boal, Visitor Services Manager (Engagement) for the National Trust for Scotland, said: ‘The National Trust for Scotland plays an important role in children’s education and we welcome thousands of school pupils every year as part of our educational programme. We wanted to make sure that young learners didn’t miss out on the fascinating stories that they’d uncover during a visit to our properties.

‘We work extremely hard to protect sites of significant importance in Scotland, so that we can continue to tell their stories for years to come. We’re excited to make these resources available to teachers and hope they can help at this difficult time.

‘Our Google Classroom resources have been curated to cover a wide range of topics. For older children, there are resources on the impact of war on communities, which encourage critical thinking. We also have quizzes and fact sheets centred around numeracy and literacy. This is the first time we’ve adapted our programme for online learning, and we’ll be reviewing feedback from teachers and evolving the topics where we can.’

Teachers can access these resources at Google.