Toys - Then and Now
P1 - P3
Requirements : Gym or GP area
Aim : Compare the past with the present through toys.
This programme, designed for early stages, looks at toys and photographs from the Victorian period and compares and contrasts with modern equivalents.
There is an introduction in the classroom with a display, followed by an active session in the gym or GP area where pupils are given the opportunity to play with old and new toys.
P5 - P7
2 1/2 hours
What was Aberdeen like near the end of the 19th century? Discover via our Victorian Aberdeen walking trail.
Beginning at Rubislaw Church, pupils see some fine Victorian architecture to compare with the less grandiose setting of Rosemount. During the trail there are opportunities to learn about the way people lived during the period.
Pupils work with personal record sheets as a guide to learning.
Victorian Picture Search
P5 - P7
1 1/2 hours
Aberdeen Art Gallery
Victorian Picture Search takes pupils to Aberdeen Art Gallery where they learn about life during the Victorian period from paintings of the time.
The pictures have been especially chosen to give insights into various aspects of Victorian life: e.g. social conditions, sport and leisure, rural life, clothing, food, style, feelings and attitudes. Pupils take part in a simple training session and then are given the opportunity to discover more for themselves.
Victorian Research Units
P5 - P7
Requirements: Cleared room with tables (12) and chairs.
Aim: The Victorian Research Units make use of primary source materials which enable pupils to learn about life in Aberdeen. The topics studied link to the Victorian Aberdeen trail but can be used independently.
P6 - P7
This learning and teaching experience gives pupils the opportunity to discover how an urban space has been designed to provide some open space for people living and working in the area.