Investigating Heritage on Your Doorstep - Educators' Notes (c) Historic Environment Scotland

Investigating Heritage on Your Doorstep

Ideas for exploring built heritage with your group

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Print off this handy Archaeology Scotland timeline from the Mesolithic c. 7000 BC to the modern day: Timeline (c) Archaeology Scotland    

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Archaeology Detectives

Explore a site using genuine archaeological skills, both within the classroom and onsite.  Read more about Archaeology Detectives

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The Rubbish Game

A fun way to learn archaeological investigative skills: looking, interpreting and reporting
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Archaeological Activities Resource Pack – all sections

This is an excellent resource full of fantastic background information on how to do archaeology learning sessions, including very well-produced activity ideas. Read more about Archaeological Activities Resource Pack – all sections

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Artefact Handling Kits

Archaeology Scotland held a ‘big think’ meeting on handling kits – also known as artefact handing kits, loan boxes, or handling boxes – and this is the result of that meeting. We showcased two Archaeology Scotland’s Artefact Investigation Kits, Fantastic Flint and Viking Scotland, including the notes for educators, and the loans borrowing process; Historic Environment Scotland’s Go Roman teachers’ pack and Medieval Castle handling box kit list; and Rosslyn Chapel’s Mason’s Tools kit list.

This blog post goes through: what a handling kit is; how they are used; instructions on how to create your own artefact handling kit; and many Top Tips!

As with all our posts, this is a living document that will be added to over time. This information is aimed at educators who either have, or want to create, heritage-based handling kits. Read more about Artefact Handling Kits

Sir Edwin Landseer, The Monarch of the Glen, 1851. Purchased by the National Galleries of Scotland as a part gift from Diageo Scotland Ltd, with contributions from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Dunard Fund, the Art Fund, the William Jacob Bequest, the Tam O’ Shanter Trust, the Turtleton Trust, and the K. T. Wiedemann Foundation, Inc. and through public appeal 2017.

Scottish identity: who decides who we are? 

This resource provides a range of activities, questions and images to help groups of all ages explore Scottish identity

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Recumbent Stone Circles

Learn about these mysterious stone circles!

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