Colourful Heritage – Resource Pack

This resource pack highlights the contribution of the South Asian community to Glasgow and Scotland.

Colourful Heritage is an organisation dedicated to capturing, celebrating and inspiring others in the history of the immense contribution of South Asian migrants and Muslims to Scotland over the past century.

Colourful Heritage, together with Glasgow Museums, have created a primary schools resource pack to highlight the contribution of the South Asian community to Glasgow and Scotland. The material curated in the pack provides a unique insight to both World War 1 & 2 and the story of Force K6 – Indian Punjabi Muslim soldiers, in Scotland. It also illustrates Scotland’s South Asian contribution to entrepreneurship, political participation and Glasgow’s multicultural history as well as South Asian migration and how their identity has been shaped.

Explore the key features of this unique story in the following resource pack, consisting of 5 units specially designed for Primary 6 and 7. Richly illustrated and complete with case studies, suggested lesson plans, discussion points and options for further reading, they each provide a self-contained learning unit, and a fantastic opportunity to teach children about a lesser-studied element of Scottish culture.

To download the pack and supplementary material, visit Colourful Heritage’s Schools page. It is designed for teachers and for educationalists.

Aims/Purpose of the Pack:

  • Introduce pupils to the work of Colourful Heritage, who for the first time in Scottish history have collated information on the contributions of the South Asian population to Scotland.
  • Highlight the theme of War and the contribution of the British Indian soldiers to World War I and World War II, a narrative which is largely forgotten in our history books taught in schools.
  • Provides a unique insight into Glasgow’s South Asian history and contribution.

Resource partner: Glasgow Life

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Colourful Heritage |  Bellahouston Business Centre (Office 1.01) | 423 Paisley Road West | Glasgow | G51 1PZ | Charity Registered in Scotland No. SC044161 | e: info@colourfulheritage.com | w: www.colourfulheritage.com

The Heritage Resources Portal is an Archaeology Scotland initiative.

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Funded by Historic Environment Scotland towards realising Scotland’s Archaeology Strategy.

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Post Author: r.boyde