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British Slave Trade and its Abolition

The campaign to abolish the British Slave Trade generated a national movement. How were Scots involved? Research the facts and learn the campaign tactics. Gather your evidence, prepare your arguments and fight your own campaign.

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Free at Last?

From Jim Crow to Black Power, this site explores the history of race relations in the USA, 1918 – 1968. Examine, interpret and evaluate a wide variety of sources on key areas such as Freedom Summer and the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

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Immigrants and Exiles

Get a taste of life as a 19th Century Irish/Scots immigrant with extracts from newspapers, letters, official documents, photos and songs. Learn how to interpret and evaluate these historical sources.

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Mary Queen of Scots and the Reformation

Explore some key dates from the dramatic life of Mary Queen of Scots and practise your source handling skills using the interactive exercises.

Standing stones

Scotland's History

Scotland's History is the new home for BBC Scotland's history content. With interactive maps and timelines, and video clips from the new series A history of Scotland, there's never been a better way to explore our country's dramatic past.

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Social Change: Employment 1945 to 1979

Discover how life and work has changed in Scotland with a look at four key industries: carpets, oil, cars and shipbuilding. Meet the workers, see and hear their history and share the inspiration.

statue of Robert the Bruce

Wallace and Bruce

Assume the role of a medieval Scots noble and decide how you will survive the Wars of Independence. Should you fight beside Wallace at Stirling Bridge? Should you switch sides and support King Edward when it all starts to go wrong?

Class clips

Class Clips

Short video and audio clips edited from BBC programmes.

Authors Live

Authors Live

Famous writers appear at BBC Scotland, from Jacqueline Wilson to Charlie Higson.

The L.A.B

The L.A.B

Get creative with a free digital workshop at BBC Scotland.

Scotland's Food

Scotland's Food

Web clips exploring the world of food, with a Scottish flavour.

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