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Teaching resources

Browse our wide range of free teaching resources for schools and groups.

1 Overview

Our digital learning resources are best browsed in our Learn, Create & Play section.

This Teaching Resources section of our website has some useful resources for group leaders preparing a learning visit to one of the historic places in our care. 

We have some themed resources to help you link your site visit to broader social studies topics.

Many of our resources are also available in Gaelic – so why not explore our Gaelic resources area.

2 Themed resources

Download a range of guides to help your study of places, people, events, themes and objects from Scotland’s past.

Evidence record 

Learners can use our evidence record to note down discoveries as they investigate our sites.

See our guide to Gaelic resources for Gaelic versions of this and other materials. 

Investigating Historic Sites: Places

Go Forth Digital Learning Resources

Life in medieval Scotland

Cooking in a Castle
Cooking in the Village
Feasting in the Great Hall
Having Fun
Keeping Clean
Working in a Castle

Investigating Historic Sites: Special Themes

Declaration of Arbroath: Illustrated Activity Booklet
Castle Quest teacher-led trail for Edinburgh Castle
Jacobite trail for Edinburgh Castle

Forestry Commission Scotland resources

Recumbent Stone Circles
The Picts

3 Defending Scotland's Heritage

What challenges do our historic properties and monuments face today? What are organisations like us doing to protect them? Explore the different themes with our fact sheets and get hands on with our activities.

Introduction

Presentation: Defending Scotland's Heritage [PPTX 9MB]

Careers

Fact sheet [PDF 2.47MB]

Activities [PDF 3.77MB]

Climate change

Fact sheet [PDF 3.96MB]

Activities [PDF 3.09MB]

Conservation

Fact sheet [PDF 2.62MB]

Activities [PDF 993KB]

Crime

Fact sheet [PDF 3.08MB]

Activities [PDF 3.92MB]

Exploring local identity

Activities [PDF 2.87MB]

Presentation: What is heritage? [PPTX 7.53MB]

Sustainability

Fact sheet [PDF 2.91MB]

Activities [PDF 5.81MB]

5 Search all learning publications

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