Glasgow City Council Education & Social Work Services
Ruth Barr, Quality Improvement Officer in Primary Education with the above Council, has been instrumental in a new initiative to produce a CD which provides rich Storyline resources for teachers at the upper stages of primary school. The very experienced authors, Lesley Dunlop, Creative Arts Link officer in Glasgow and Sallie Harkness of Storyline Scotland, have produced outlines for three topics – The Tropical Rainforest, Scotland: Bands on Tour, and World War II, (The Clydebank Blitz). These Storyline topic plans are supported by background information and relevant photographic material which provides the teacher with specific evidence for research purposes. Material like this should prove to be of tremendous benefit to teachers in their Social Studies planning. Within the Tropical Rainforest topic an early attempt has been made to identify the Social Studies outcomes in A Curriculum for Excellence that would be experienced by the children.
The CD can be purchased through the Education Improvement Service Catalogue at www.glasgowcurriculumpublications.org.uk