The Learning Zone

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:

Literature and language

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

Creativity

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

Science and technology

Scotland’s contribution to scientific discovery

History

Scotland’s history through its people, events and societies

Politics and society

Resources that support learning about citizenship, politics and society

Geography and exploration

How explorers have developed our understanding of the world

NLS learning for you

If there's a topic you'd like more information about, or if you have any suggestions for learning, email us.


Library video guides

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Watch our video guides to find out how to access National Library of Scotland resources from home, school or in person.

Mapping History

Mapping History: A guide to using historical maps

Learn more about reading and using historical maps in this online guide.

Information literacy

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Learn how you can build information literacy skills in the classroom through 'Project Blaster'.

Shakespeare

Illustration of Shakespeare's Othello

Getting started with Shakespeare through scenes, characters and sonnets.

NLS learning for you

If there's a topic you'd like more information about, or if you have any suggestions for learning, email us.


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