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Edinburgh - A World Heritage City

A World Heritage CityThis teaching sequence will help children appreciate the reasons why Edinburgh was inscribed on the List of World Heritage Sites.

Children will also look at other Scottish and UK World Heritage Sites, before being introduced to World Heritage Sites from other cultures and in other continents.

They will also look at the concept of twinning and why Edinburgh has ten such agreements, before being encouraged to find out more about one of its partner cities.

Through their own observations and the results of a recent tourist survey, they investigate the reasons why tourists come to Edinburgh and what they value about the city. This will help children understand the city’s international appeal and global significance, leading to their own appreciation of the city.

Children are then challenged to suggest and realise ways that the city can further foster its international links and celebrate its World Heritage status.

To add relevance to this teaching sequence and underpin its aims, teachers are encouraged to take children to one of the city’s cultural institutions and heritage sites.

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