Remembering Scotland at War: online resource for schools

By Rachel Hayward | 07 July 2010
Photo showing a boy pupil and girl pupil looking at the medals of a veteran

Courtesy Remembering Scotland at War

Remembering Scotland at War is a website full of educational resources exploring war and conflict. It includes a social networking area where personal accounts are uploaded by civilians, younger and older veterans, and currently serving military personnel.

Remembering Scotland at War is a free, interactive and constantly evolving website that is the culmination of a three-year project led by Museums and Galleries Scotland and funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

Conflict resources
In the Online Museum, you'll find over 200 exhibitions, interviews, photographs and film footage from the Second World War to current conflicts including Iraq and Afghanistan.

There are also dozens of personal stories contributed by individuals, families and local communities that range from the experiences of a prisoner of war in World War Two and a child buried in rubble during the Clydebank Blitz to the experiences of current soldiers training for deployment to Afghanistan.

You and your pupils can share family memories in the Community section and in the interactive social media area, personal memories can be exchanged and photos and videos uploaded.

More educational resources
Remembering Scotland At War also has a learning centre where you and your pupils can download curriculum-based activities. It will be available to teachers and pupils through Learning and Teaching Scotland's new Scottish schools' intranet, Glow, giving more access to images.