This web resource looks at archive
material relating to King James VI and I of England. It presents an opportunity
to look at the royal family tree, the design of the Great Seal, court fashion
and the Scottish landscape around the time of the Union of the Crowns.
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.
site contains 3 sections
• teachers' notes
• printable activities
• online activities
There are 3 general areas on each page:
Symbols used on the site are explained on the Help Page that sits in the
Once pupils are familiar with the symbols they should be able to navigate
through and complete activities by following the onscreen instructions.
Historical background information and information about each archive source
is provided on screen.
Online and printable activities are available for each archive.
An onscreen summary is available after the background information.
Completed online activities can be checked and emailed to pupil or teacher
Teachers can access answers to the appropriate online and printable activities
via a password. Please email email@example.com
with uotcpassword 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
• describe / develop an understanding of selected features of people, past events and society at the time of the Union of the Crowns
• develop an understanding of the differences between present and past lifestyles
• compare features of maps from the past and present
• develop an understanding of the nature of historical evidence
• develop analytical and evaluation skills in interpreting archive material
• develop informed attitudes about Scotland’s natural, cultural
and historical heritage
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