This web resource looks at archive
material relating to the Wars of Independence, 1286-1329. It presents
an opportunity to study three unique documents from the period -
the Lübeck letter of 1297, extracts from the Ayr Manuscript,
1318, and the Declaration of Arbroath, 1320.
Activities are based on primary sources of evidence and are designed to support Social Studies: people, past events and societies, levels 2-4. The sources are printable and can be adapted to develop teacher-designed activities to suit pupils at senior level and individual needs.
The site contains 4 sections
Symbols used on the site are explained through the Help button.
Once pupils are familiar with the symbols they should be able to
navigate through and complete activities by following the onscreen
Historical background information and information about each archive
source is provided on screen.
Online and printable activities are available for each document.
Completed online activities can be checked and emailed to pupil
or teacher email addresses.
Teachers can access answers to the appropriate online and printable
activities via a password. Please email email@example.com
with ffapassword in the subject line to obtain the password.
Answer screens are designed for easy printing.
By using the learning approaches in this web resource pupils will
be able to:
- describe / develop an understanding of
people, past events and societies.
- develop an understanding of the differences between present and
- develop an understanding of the nature
of historical evidence
- develop analytical and evaluation skills in interpreting archival material
- develop informed attitudes about Scotland's
cultural and historical heritage.
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