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Michelle McManus talks about the Scottish weather and how the Scots language best describes it. She discusses the flexibility of the word braw and references other words like drookit and gallus. She speculates that our challenging weather has shaped the Scots tongue creating more words for foul weather than fair. We are encouraged to reflect on how the weather makes us feel.
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20 June 2011

Classroom Ideas

Students could create their own weather reports. These could be broadcast over the school tannoy, presented to the rest of the class or captured on video. A related project could be to create a word bank of words, discuss how they derive from other languages and perhaps link to a map of the world. This could be displayed in the classroom, hallway or the school library. This could be followed up with a Powerpoint quiz with multiple-choice answers to encourage imaginative responses. Students could study weather and then create their own weather bulletin in Scots.