Welcome to A’ Adam’s Bairns? - The question mark is deliberate! This resource has been developed to be used in a flexible and creative way demonstrating the interconnectedness of today’s challenges and how these have been shaped by attitudes throughout history. The context is at once Scottish and global. The resource covers such issues as sectarianism and racism which require the stereotyping and resultant demonising of certain groups. Such attitudes allowed the slave trade to exist in the past and allow exploitation to continue to this day - in Scotland and throughout the world.
The overall purpose of this resource is to give teachers strategies and ideas to explore the issues raised by the songs (included on this CD ROM) and archive material from the National Library of Scotland and elsewhere, to help young people acquire the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to develop critical literacy and the four capacities of A Curriculum for Excellence.