Last Updated: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

People of Medieval Scotland

What is this?

​People of Medieval Scotland is made up of 32 extensive resources on a range of topics focused on the lives of ordinary people in Scotland during medieval times. The topics range from traitors to castles and are informative and engaging. There is a range of learner journeys, which showcase how this resource can be best used.

The resource was produced in partnership with the University of Glasgow, and includes contemporary academic research on this topic.

Who is this for?

​This material is for practitioners working with children and young people across the broad general education. It could also be used to support learners researching National 4 Added Value Units and National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher assignments.

How to use this learning and assessment resource to improve practice

People of Medieval Scotland is designed to improve the teaching of medieval Scottish history to children and young people. Specifically, the resource aims to make this complex topic more accessible to younger children. The 32 downloadable resources provide source information for practitioners and the learning journeys include innovative teaching suggestions.

Reflective questions:

  • How can you best engage and excite learners about medieval Scottish history?
  • How can you try to ensure deep learning in this topic?
  • How can this topic be linked across the curriculum?

Downloads

Resources and supporting documents for all levels/learning journeys

Zip file: Resources and supporting documents (50.6 MB)

Early level learning journeys

Word file: Early level learning journey - Castles (10.3 MB)

First level learning journeys

Word file: First level learning journey - Medieval Stirling (396 KB)

Second level learning journeys

Word file: Second level learning journey - Balliol (1.54 MB)

Word file: Second level learning journey - Battles (1.55 MB)

Word file: Second level learning journey - Castles (1.49 MB)

Zip file: Second level - Castles - Additional files (2.68 MB)

Word file: Second level learning journey - Crime (1.54 MB)

Word file: Second level learning journey - Religion (1.50 MB)

PowerPoint file: Second level - Religion - Friendbook outline (307 KB)

Word file: Second level learning journey - Wallace (1.48 MB)

Zip file: Second level - Wallace - Additional files (743 KB)

Third level learning journeys

Word file: Third level learning journey - Comyn (1.51 MB)

Zip file: Third level - Comyn - Additional files (5.81 MB)

Fourth level learning journeys

Word file: Fourth level learning journey - Army (1.61 MB)

Word file: Fourth level learning journey - Battles (1.55 MB)

Word file: Fourth level learning journey - Castles (1.54 MB)

Word file: Fourth level learning journey - Towns (1.58 MB)

​The ‘People of Medieval Scotland’ resource materials and learning journeys are the result of a collaboration between scholars at the University of Glasgow, school teachers and Education Scotland officials, in a project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Education Scotland.

The resources and supporting documents were produced by Joanna Tucker from the University of Glasgow, with Dr John Reuben Davies and Professor Dauvit Broun.