Wolf Brother’s Wildwoods

Wolf Brother’s Wildwoods

This resource has been produced to support teachers who are reading the novel Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver with their classes. Set in Mesolithic times, the novel is not only an exciting read but also reveals much about the lives of hunter-gatherers who lived in Scotland 10,000 years ago.

The resource aims to:

Bring the Mesolithic period to life through a series of woodland and classroom learning activities

Encourage pupils and teachers to enjoy spending time in their local woodland

Support teachers in delivering Curriculum for Excellence outcomes through outdoor learning

Wolf Brother’s Wildwoods (coastal resources)

Wolf Brother’s Wildwoods (coastal resources)

Annotated poster to support Scottish Forestry’s Wolf Brother’s Wildwoods resource, showing how Mesolithic people used the coastal landscape for food gathering and campsites.

Our Scots Pine: Poster

Our Scots Pine: Poster

A beautiful poster of Scotland’s national tree “Our Scots Pine”, illustrated with a selection of the flora and fauna associated with the tree, as well as uses.

Tree Measuring

Tree Measuring

A range of activities to involve children in estimating and measuring the height and girth of trees. Curriculum for Excellence: Early  to Third and Fourth Levels

Woodland Learning Activity Postcard – My woodland journey

Woodland Learning Activity Postcard – My woodland journey

This is one in a series of  downloadable Woodland Learning activity postcards. This one describes how to create a woodland ‘journey stick’. 

The World Beneath our Feet

The World Beneath our Feet

 A series of activities investigating soil:  one of the world’s most precious and overlooked resources. Curriculum for Excellence Levels: Early to Third/Fourth. 

Aibidil na Ghàidhlig le Craobhan: the Gaelic alphabet through trees

Aibidil na Ghàidhlig le Craobhan: the Gaelic alphabet through trees

Each of the 18 letters of the Gaelic alphabet relates to a tree name. This bilingual poster lists the letters and the tree names in Gaelic and English.

Wolf Brother’s Wildwoods: the raven camp (poster)

Wolf Brother’s Wildwoods: the raven camp (poster)

Annotated poster to support Wolf Brother’s Wildwoods resource, showing the Mesolithic camp of the Raven Clan.

The Picts

The Picts

The Picts: a learning resource for teachers of Curriculum for Excellence Level 2. The Picts are one of Scotland’s greatest mysteries: an apparently vanished nation, chronicled by others but not by themselves. The Picts speak to us only through their inspiring creativity- their marvellous carved stones, their monumental hill forts and their beautiful jewellery. This resource aims to provide an introduction to a topic rich in imagination, creativity and enquiry.

Songs for Outdoor Learning

Songs for Outdoor Learning

Songs for outdoor learning put together by Sam Olive.

Spring 2 Outdoor Learning Activities stage 1 & 2

Spring 2 Outdoor Learning Activities stage 1 & 2

Spring 2 Outdoor Learning Activities have been collated, tried and tested by Katy Leitch and Lizzie Bacon on behalf of OWLNEG

Biodiversity Matters

Biodiversity Matters

Although the work book was created to support the ‘Glenkinnon Burn Biodiversity Trail’ the curriculum support activities at section 3 (pages 22 to 65) can be used as a stand alone resource exploring ‘How a Woodland Works’ and includes topics with worksheets from tree classification through woodland structure, light and shade, seed and seed distribution to invertebrate and vertebrate studies.
Section 4 continues with keys covering freshwater and land invertebrates, small animals in streams and pitfall traps, woodland and water birds and tree identification.

The biodiversity trail is located near the small village of Caddonfoot approximately 1.5 miles from Clovenfords in the Tweed Valley. (Grid reference -NT 428341.)

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