Trees, People and the Country Estate

Trees, People and the Country Estate

The Trees , People and the Country Estate resource is an introduction to the Enlightenment and the role trees and forestry played in the development of modern Scotland.   It is designed to support curricular work delivering People in the Past and People in Place Experiences and Outcomes.  Relevant topics supported by this resource include the Jacobites, slavery and its abolition, the Agricultural Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, the New Town of Edinburgh and Scotland at the time of Burns.   This resource is supported by the shorter companion resource  Trees and the Scottish Enlightenment

Trees and the Scottish Enlightenment

Trees and the Scottish Enlightenment

This resource, Trees and the Scottish Enlightenment is an outline of the story of the Enlightenment and the beginnings of modern forestry and is intended as a brief introduction to a complex subject, which is complemented by the more detailed stories told in Trees, People and the Country Estate.  Links to this resource are given through this text and are highlighted in yellow with page numbers. 

Scotland is the home of modern Forestry.   Forests here are managed now very differently to how woodlands were managed in the past.  This resource tells the story of how Scottish forestry developed during a particular historical time period, known as the Enlightenment and in a particular sort of place, the Scottish Country Estate.

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.

Wolf Brother’s Wildwoods: Every part of the deer (poster)

Wolf Brother’s Wildwoods: Every part of the deer (poster)

Annotated poster to support Wolf Brother’s Wildwoods resource, showing how wild boar and deer are skinned and used in a Mesolithic camp.

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.

Identifying Trees

Identifying Trees

A new resource which is suitable for both experienced and novice practitioners guides you though how to teach about identifying trees.

The activities are classified for beginner, intermediate and experienced users.

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’. 

Tree Stories (English)

Tree Stories (English)

A story about a Scottish tree for each month with supporting information folklore, recipes and facts about each tree.

Tree Stories was written by Claire Hewitt over a year and inspired by Highland Perthshire’s beautiful fauna and flora. Each story was created during the month with which its tree is linked in folklore.

Tree Stories is also available as a pdf in gaelic.

Jump into Nature P1-3

Jump into Nature P1-3

Jump into Nature brochure for Primary 1-3.

Jump into Nature P4-7

Jump into Nature P4-7

Jump into Nature brochure for Primary 4-7.

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