Scotland’s History Online


A new online portal has been launched to help pupils, teachers and the general public learn more about Scotland’s history.

Scotland’s History Online features more than 200 topics ranging from prehistoric times to the modern day.

The story of Scotland and its people is told through a wide range of interactive material alongside links to more than 1,000 other online resources.

The website was developed by Learning and Teaching Scotland.


October 28, 2009. Tags: , , . 1. Leave a comment.

Egyptian tomb adventure


The National Museum of Scotland had developed a new interactive web site.   Find out more about being an archaeologist, but watch out for snakes and scorpions!

This is one of many activities on the education & activities section of the National Museums Scotland website.

October 7, 2009. Tags: , . 1. Leave a comment.

New BBC Primary History Site


The BBC has developed the way in which Primary History is supported with a new site

It covers 6 primary history topics – Ancient Greeks, Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, Children in Victorian Britain and Children of WW2 – and includes a photo and video library, an interactive timeline, quizzes, activities and games.

October 1, 2009. Tags: , . 1. Leave a comment.

Scotland’s History


Scotland’s History is an ambitious and unique multimedia project from BBC Scotland which aims to bring Scotland’s history to life. Spanning television, radio and the web, as well as a range of concerts and events throughout 2009, it will examine our nation’s past in ways that are new, different, refreshing and challenging.

Teachers and pupils can experience the major new 10-part series, ‘A History of Scotland’, co-produced with the Open University and presented by writer, archaeologist and broadcaster Neil Oliver. Part one is broadcast on BBC 1 Scotland on Sunday 9 November. In addition, BBC Scotland Learning has produced two new series for schools television – ‘See You See Me’ and ‘Around Scotland’ – both broadcast in November on BBC2 in the schools schedule.

On the web at there is a wealth of video clips from the series, archive TV clips, interactive maps, timelines and articles. These provide an extensive range of resources to support learning and teaching. Also to be found here is the ‘Lost Penny’, an innovative internet-based mystery game providing Scottish youngsters and families with a fun and engaging method of learning about their nation’s past.

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