Outdoor Archaeological Learning

Scotland’s historic environment makes a valuable contribution to our quality of life, cultural identity, education and economy.

Organisation: Forestry Commission Scotland
Project title: Outdoor Archaeological Learning

Copyright: Matt Ritchie

Outdoor Archaeological Learning combines a range of articles and activities to encourage cross-curricular place-based learning. Through discovery, exploration and sharing, young people can engage with their past through an archaeological methodology rich in imagination, creativity and enquiry.

Alongside professional advice and guidance, the resource includes time lines, graphic stories and cut out models, explaining how outdoor archaeological learning can use observation and recording as the basis of both factual text and creative drawing and writing.

Contributors include education specialists, archaeological educators, professional artists and illustrators, interpretation specialists and archaeologists. It is linked to Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence and aims to support Outdoor & Woodland Learning Scotland. It also links to Archaeology Scotland’s new Heritage Heroes Awards.

Which OPiT key performance indicator is the project contributing to? Main: 12

Other: 1, 5

Contact name: Matt Ritchie
Contact email: matt.ritchie@forestry.gsi.gov.uk
Relevant web links:  www.forestry.gov.uk/outdoorarchaeologicallearning

Reviewed: September 2018