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Education & Archives

Our archives are not just about recording history and the past. They are equally important in informing the present and securing the future development and prosperity of Scotland. Archives have a vital role to play ensuring young people are empowered to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors. We are working to raise awareness of the educational potential of archives, through partnerships among educators and archivists and the communities they serve, to ensuring equal access to the archival heritage for children and young people across Scotland. 

Explore these pages and learn more about our innovative approach to archives and education. You will find high quality training opportunities, one-to-one support provision and inspirational case studies. We are also currently developing lots of new resources, including planning templates, guides and online tutorials. 

Find out more about our Education Committee or meet our Education Development Officer to discover how he can support you. 

Curriculum Guide

Our Hitchhiker's guide to the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence

Examples of Good Practice

Educational resources being used by archives across the country

Education Development Officer

Meet Douglas Roberts and discover how he can advise and support you.

Creating Resources

Creating simple educational materials and activities from archives

Active Learning

Using drama techniques to engage with stories, places & events

Enquiry Learning

An approach to learning using questioning, discussion and research