My House launched31 Jul 2014
Aberdeen City Heritage Trust supports production of children's teaching materials by Aberdeen Urban Studies Trust.
Aberdeen Urban Studies Trust has completed a set of education booklets targeted at a primary school audience including My House.
The collaboration with Aberdeen City Heritage Trust resulted in the production of a teaching road map which shows how the built environment can contribute to pupil learning outcomes within the Curriculum for Excellence.
The launch event at Harlaw Academy in February 2014 gave teachers an opportunity to consider how the materials might be used in the classroom.
Trust Project Officer, Douglas Campbell said Early messages about the importance of the built environment are vital if future generations are to grow up with an appreciation of its value. We were delighted to support the work of Aberdeen Urban Studies Trust
Allan Paterson of Aberdeen Urban Studies Trust said Sometimes familiarity prevents us valuing and making use of the environment on our doorstep. The series of learning and teaching materials we have produced are accessible and relevant to the new Curriculum for Excellence and fall very much in line with the recommendations for Outdoor Learning. Structured personal record sheets have been devised covering early to third level stages which lead pupils out into the environment to enable first-hand learning.
Materials can be accessed free of charge from the websites of the Aberdeen City Heritage Trust, Aberdeen Urban Studies Trust and from the teachers' intranet, Glow. Aberdeen Urban Studies Trust can be bought in to facilitate use of the materials with school groups.