Create a PowerPoint presentation of findings from the case study and/or a site visit using images from SCRAN or Canmore.
Write a newspaper front page or a diary entry based on what you have learned about the lives of the people who lived at the site.
The communities who lived in these settlements would have been self-sufficient, growing their own food, making their own clothes and many of the objects that they would have needed to live and farm in the countryside. Try out some of the rural skills from the past:
Try some role-play and explore what life might have been like for people living a rural settlement.
People had to make their own entertainment in the past and long repetitive tasks like butter-making, grinding corn, or making cloth and long journeys were often accompanied by music and song. Find traditional songs and listen to them, what do they tell you about daily life? Learn a traditional song, or make up songs of your own.
Visit a museum or heritage site to see how life in the rural past has been interpreted. Suggested places for a visit:
The Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore, Highland
Auchindrain Museum, Inveraray, Argyll and Bute
National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire
Aberdeenshire Farming Museum, Mintlaw by Peterhead, Aberdeenshire
Moirlannich Longhouse, Killin, Stirling
Fife Folk Museum, Ceres, Fife