A letter from America

Working both individually and in small groups, learners will research emigration from the River Clyde, looking at destinations, methods of transport, and economic and social reasons for emigrating. Learners will have control over how far they take the project and there are opportunities for them to contact overseas organisations linked to Scotland. Learners will put this knowledge into a creative and factual display of knowledge. This will form an exhibition for parents and community. Learners will be encouraged to look at how emigration was represented culturally.

Broad Outcomes of learning

• Knowledge and understanding of the social and cultural history of emigration and the relevance of the Clyde in transportation is gained 
• Gained understanding of exhibiting and the elements of effective displays 
• Confidence develop through working independently and by taking responsibility for areas of the display and making content and aesthetic decisions 
• 4 capacities of CfE gained

Relevance to curriculum

• Supports CfE Social Studies

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