Learning resources

These resources have been specially designed to support classroom teaching using National Library of Scotland collections.


Robert Adam, architect

Portrait of Robert Adam

Discover the work of Robert Adam, one of Scotland's most important architects.


Scottish women of science

1950s girl at technology display

Find out about some of the pioneering Scottish women of science.


'This View of Life' (PDF)

This PDF document includes a series of suggested teaching activities for learning about Charles Darwin, his contribution to science, and his theory of natural selection. It was created to support teachers attending a play about Charles Darwin in 2009.

Curriculum Areas: Curriculum for Excellence: Sciences


Science and technology main page

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.

Medical history of British India

Francine Millard

Learn about the medical history of British India. Project manager Francine Millard introduces this fascinating project at the Library. Watch video.

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