Use real and replica artefacts to find out what objects can tell us about why people left Scotland. Pupils will use a range of primary and secondary sources to answer a discussion question, working in groups.

Level: National Qualifications 3-5 and Higher
Cost: £70
Length of workshop: 75 minutes starting at either 10:15/11:45/13:15
(check your booking for timings and arrive at the museum at least 15 minutes before the start of your workshop)
Dates available: August – June, subject to availability
Booking: Complete our online booking request form.

How should I prepare my class for this workshop?

Please split your class into four groups. This workshop will not involve spending a large amount of time in the gallery relating to Emigration and Immigration so please ensure you include at least 15 minutes as part of your visit to explore this area.

What will my pupils do in the workshop?

Pupils will:

  • Discuss the nature of evidence and the difference between primary and secondary sources.
  • Work in small groups to investigate objects, pictures and written sources and discuss what evidence can reveal about the past.
  • Handle and analyse sources relating to Scottish emigration to Canada through the 1800-1900s.
  • Answer a ‘To what extent’ question using a range of sources and feedback their findings to the class.

Follow up activities

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