High Street: A cross curricular learning resource pack

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Do we really value our High Streets or are they simply past their sell by date? With vacancies up and shopper numbers down is it time to re-think? In Scotland the High Street began as a market place, a hub of social activity – busy, raucous and messy.

This resource pack – created in conjunction with our exhibition High Street – highlights its evolution, our changing shops and shopping habits and the impact this has had today. Designed as a cross-curricular project for upper primary or lower secondary classes this resource has been designed so that you can develop a week long, fully immersive project or pick and choose one off elements to enhance normal classroom practice.

The lesson plans are intended to provide inspiration and guidance for using your local built environment as a teaching resource across all areas of the Curriculum for Excellence, developing the four capacities through issues of sustainability, environmental education, heritage and citizenship. The suggested activities promote creativity and reflective thinking through applying learning across subjects and tasks to extend and develop skills.

The teacher booklet is available to download here.

Support materials are available here:

Lesson 1 – Big Map
Lesson 2 – Signage
Lesson 2 – Photocopy sheet
Lesson 3 – Details
Lesson 4 – Gap site
Lesson 4 – Photocopy sheet

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