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EWH to launch new learning resource

As part of a new schools programme, EWH will launch an on-line resource for teachers in April.

Mar 7, 2010

The new learning website will give teachers an introduction to the World Heritage Site, and provide a range of resources to help them use the city’s historic buildings in teaching the Curriculum for Excellence. Initially the site will be targeted at primary schools, but future developments will add resources for older pupils.

Among the features of the learning site will be a timeline, illustrating how the city has changed and developed over the years. Three suggested lesson plans will also be available as downloadable presentations for interactive whiteboards. Looking at how the city has changed over time, Edinburgh’s place as an international city, and how the World Heritage Site is preserved, each lesson plan will also come with supporting teachers’ notes. Although the topic of ‘Old Edinburgh’ is well known to primary schools, the EWH learning site will offer fresh new insights into the city’s history and how it can be used as a cross-curricular topic as part of the Curriculum for Excellence.

The learning site will be central to the EWH schools programme, and will provide good quality resources in an accessible, imaginative and easily updated way. It will also allow for better co-ordination between the many different education providers within the World Heritage Site, and show teachers at a glance the range of resources available.

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