Learning Zone

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Discover, explore, learn

From polar exploration to First World War photographs, the Learning Zone will help you find subjects you want to learn more about. Discover our collections here:

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Literature and language

Focusing on the written word in English, Gaelic, Scots and modern languages

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Explore Scotland's creativity through writing, art, music and drama

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Science and technology

Scotland’s contribution to scientific discovery

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Scotland’s history through its people, events and societies

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Politics and society

Resources that support learning about citizenship, politics and society

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Geography and exploration

How explorers have developed our understanding of the world

Graphic illustration of National Library of Scotland and other buildings