Curricular Links

A practical guide on using the township of Auchtavan as a Learning resource.  Aimed at supporting teachers from all disciplines in delivering the Curriculum for Excellence and at those who work with and help people to broaden their horizons.


Auchtavan is situated in the Cairngorms National Park.  Find about more about visiting or getting involved with National Parks and National Nature Reserves

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Suggested Subject Links


Subject

The Place

The People

Resources

English

Descriptive writing

Creative writing, poetry

Literature

Mathematics

Distances, areas, maps, scales, graphs, charts

Population statistics

Statistical records

Gaelic

Place names

People’s names

Local language

Jacobites

Maps, parish records, graveyards

History

Development of settlement. Links with others.

Population changes, occupations, way of life, clans, feudal lords, clearances

Parish records, estate records, Braemar Castle

Geography

Topography, climate, drainage, geology, mapping

Transport, farming, sustainability, communities.

Parish records, estate records

Science

Weather, temperature, flora and fauna, energy, water.

Agriculture

Life expectancy

Meteorological records, estate records

Home Econ.

Houses, cooking facilities, fuel.

Food, diet, clothing, health

Estate records

Technology

Structure of buildings, machinery, water, drainage

Transport, heat, water

Buildings

Art

Drawing, painting, photography, landscape, flora, fauna

Drawing, painting, photography, people, dress

Aberdeen Art Gallery, G.W.W. Collection.

Braemar Castle- James. Giles Collection

Music

Music and songs

Music and songs

Elphinstone Collection

Drama


Presentations

Cheviot and the Stag

PE


Growth, nutrition, Highland Games

Games records and journals

RME

Church buildings, graveyards

Catholicism, Presbyterianism. Ministers and priests, worship

Parish records