Curricular Links

 

A practical guide on using Braemar Castle 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.


Braemar Castle 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
Invercauld Archive

Mathematics



Distances, areas, maps, scales, graphs, charts



Population statistics



Castle records
Castle Plans

Gaelic



Place names



People’s names
Local language
Jacobites



Maps, parish records, graveyards

History



The story of the Castle
Jacobite rebellions
Act of Proscription



Earls of Mar
The Farquharsons
Castle tenants

Upstairs/Downstairs



Invercauld records
Braemar Castle Volunteers guides

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.



Cooking facilities, fuel.



Upstairs/Downstairs

Food, diet, clothing, health, fashion



Estate records

Technology



Structure of buildings, machinery, water, drainage



Transport, heat, water



Castle Plans

Art



Drawing, painting, photography, landscape, flora, fauna



Drawing, painting, photography, people, dress



Aberdeen Art Gallery, G.W.W. Collection
Braemar Castle- James. Giles

Music



Music and songs



Music and songs



Elphinstone Collection

Drama






Presentations



Castle Guides

PE






Growth, nutrition, Highland Games



Braemar Royal Highland society Games records and journals

RME



Church buildings
St Andrews, St Margarets graveyards



Catholicism, Presbyterianism. Episcopalianism, Ministers and priests, worship



Parish records
Kindrochit Castle