Social Studies encompasses the following curricular areas: People in society, economy and business; People, past events and societies; People, place and environment. The resources listed below fit into at least one of these areas.

Resource List

Click on the links below to access materials, lesson plans and downloads.

What is a Testimony?

By: Michael Chromy

Using Oral History to learn about the Past

Examining Testimonies (Gretl's Story)

By: Michael Chromy

Wide-ranging Power Point focussing on a specific testimony to put into context an individual’s experience. (Covers historical background; prejudice; evacuation; evaluation of historical evidence).

Pre War History

By: Michael Chromy

How did the Nazis ensure that the youth of Nazi Germany were exposed to Nazi ideas? How did they use the youth of Germany to spread Nazi values/ideas?

Being a stranger, From Danger to Safety, From Dark to Light

By: Chris Mackay

Ways to look at the challenges facing refugees and immigrants.

Being a Stranger - Kindertransport Activities

By: Hilary Anson

General ideas for lessons and activities for Primary/Lower Secondary pupils based on The Kindertransport

People, past events and societies

By: Chris McKay

Using testimonies to learn more about the past.

Learning a New Language and Fitting in to a Different Way of Life

By: Hilary Anson

Provides useful activities providing insight into coping with new challenges.

Mobile Exhibition

Primary/Lower Secondary School

Upper Secondary School

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Words can you find (written and oral) Sunday 27th of September 2015

What can you find ? Look for these people or things in the exhibition

Activity a refugee coming to Scotland written or oral Sunday 27th of September 2015

Exercises for learning a new language. What would you put in the Suitcase?

Example Exercises for pupils viewing the mobile exhibition Sunday 27th of September 2015

These worksheets provide some example exercises for pupils viewing the mobile exhibition.

A guide to the educational context of the exhibition Sunday 5th of July 2015

A presentation on the educational context of the Gathering the Voices exhibition

Visiting the Exhibition? A list of questions to use with Children Wednesday 21st of January 2015

Teachers may use these examples of Questions to enrich their pupils experience of visiting the exhibition.

12. Propaganda Tuesday 9th of December 2014

How did the Nazis use propaganda to strengthen their rule in Germany, 1933-1939?

11. Why were the Nazis able to stay in power? Nazi economic policy Tuesday 9th of December 2014

What were the economic policies of the Nazi party. Were these policies successful?

16. How did the Nazis Persecute the Jews? Thursday 27th of November 2014

This Power Point examines the increasing levels of persecution faced by the Jews of Germany from 1933 onwards.

15. Why did the Nazis Persecute the Jews? Thursday 27th of November 2014

This Power Point provides a consideration of the reasons why the Nazis adopted racist policies and in particular focussed on the Jews.