Outdoor Archaeological Learning resources

Forestry and Land Scotland has created an Outdoor Archaeological Learning portal to encourage young people to be inspired by Scotland’s rich cultural heritage and historic environment.

The collection of resources, articles, and activities have been developed to encourage place-based learning and form part of Scotland's archaeology strategy. They are designed to be used by teachers, youth group leaders and archaeological educators and are targeted at Curriculum for Excellence Level 2.

A downloadable guidance document provides an overview which shows how outdoor archaeological learning can support the Curriculum for Excellence with different activities clearly linked to curricular areas and specific learning outcomes.

Through asking young people to record, discuss and interpret an archaeological site, the resources will help them develop their critical thinking skills, creativity, confidence, and teamwork skills. Resources are available on various archaeological topics including: Neolithic rock art, Dendrochronology; Recumbent stone circles; The Picts; The First Foresters; Dun Deardail; and Into the Wildwoods.

Access the resources here.

Image used with kind permission of Forestry and Land Scotland.