Online Teaching & Learning Activities
Specially designed for primary and secondary school children in Inverclyde, these digital engagement activities will enable teachers and pupils to explore the role of sugar in shaping the history of Greenock and surrounding areas.
Children will discover this important part of local history through engaging with smell walks, video games, museum objects, sensory oral histories and story mapping.
Our information resources will be available online from 23 November 2020 and children will be encouraged to submit work created as a result of engaging with the project as part of a future online exhibition commemorating ‘Sugaropolis’.
Learning in the social studies will enable me to:
develop my understanding of the history, heritage and culture of Scotland, and an appreciation of my local and national heritage within the world
learn how to locate, explore and link periods, people and events in time and place
learn how to locate, explore and link features and places locally and further afield
SOC 2 - 02a – 4 - 02a
SOC 2 - 03a – 3 - 03a
SOC 2 - 14a – 4 - 14a
Who we are
We are a collaborative network of heritage officers, scholars and GIS practitioners from the Universities of Edinburgh, St Andrews and Abertay.
Our projects, Sugaropolis and Visualising Sugaropolis, have been funded by the Scottish Crucible / Royal Society of Edinburgh and the British Academy / Leverhulme Trust, respectively.
20th century demolition of chimney of Roxburgh St refinery - original postcard. © McLean Museum & Art Gallery, Inverclyde Council