An excellent way to use Scots using an inter-disciplinary learning approach. Introduce - or expand – your learners’ knowledge of Scottish music.
Using this resource, formerly hosted by Education Scotland, learners will explore the different songs and find out about traditional songs and music; themes in Scottish music; and Scotland's instruments, like the bagpipes and the clarsach.
There’s a short introduction to each song or tune, along with lyrics, musical notation, and of course an audio clip featuring the song.
Learners may wish to:
learn the lyrics to a traditional song and perform it for the class or at a school assembly;
look up unfamiliar words using the Scots Dictionary for Schools app;
listen to the music and identify the instruments used;
compare traditional songs to modern music and discuss the differences;
write some lyrics of their own, using Scots;
involve their relatives by finding out which Scottish songs are familiar to them.