National 4 and 5

These educational resources have been developed to encourage development in skills of historical enquiry for students of National 4 and 5 levels.

Resources for National 4 and 5

These educational resources can be used in the classroom, at home or at the exhibition. They inspire individual as well as group work and include suggestions for interesting discussions and other stimulating activities. This resource pack contains: 

Pieces of the Past

An interactive game to help develop your students’ ICT skills and introduce the importance of a variety of primary sources in developing a reliable, evidence-based understanding of the past.

This worksheet looks closely at visual and written material from The Hydra, magazine of Craiglockhart War Hospital, to provide a real insight into how officers with shell shock were affected, suffered and recovered during the First World War.

With this worksheet, students write two newspaper articles on the Battle of the Somme from two different perspectives – 'for' and 'against'. This develops skills in information gathering, planning, structuring and writing an article. It also introduces a solid understanding of the use and power of propaganda and differing viewpoints in times of war (and even when we are not at war).