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Learning for teachers

Still frame from 'Out of the Box'

Introduction to Archives

Date: Wednesday 14 November 2018

Venue: National Library of Scotland, Kelvin Hall, Glasgow

Time: 16.15 - 17.45

Aimed at: Secondary social subjects; primary teachers

Are you interested in accessing archive resources with your pupils but not sure where to begin? In this session we will highlight various resources which can be used for social subjects, including local history projects, and provide guidance on how to get the most out of them.

Resources featured will include the use of historic records, maps and archive film footage. There will be opportunities to explore online resources in more detail during this supported session.

Please take a look at the National Records of Scotland’s guide to researching our collections, the services we offer for schools and the National Library of Scotland’s Moving Image Archive website in advance of attending the workshop.


  • To highlight archive e-resources which will support social subjects work

  • To increase participants’ confidence in using archive resources in the classroom

  • To provide opportunities for participants to share ideas and good practice

This session is a partnership between National Records of Scotland and National Library of Scotland.

To register, book via eventbrite

Enter password: NationalRecords1418

There are only 12 places available on this workshop and booking is essential. If there are no places available please email to be put on the waiting list.

For more information on the National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall schools programme, click Schools programme.