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Local Study Pathfinder

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DOON VALLEY COMMUNITY PATHFINDER 

 


 

General

http://www.dalmellington.net/ lots of information about the area

 

 

ART

Christmas and New Year in the Doon Valley

 

http://www.scran.ac.uk/ Images and information on all sorts of things to do with Christmas. Use the search box.

 http://www.friendsofscotland.gov.uk/scotlandnow/issue-05/history/christmas-scotland.html Short history of Christmas in Scotland 

http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/prints_books/features/christmas_box/index.html - images of old Christmas cards

Costumes

 http://www.fashion-era.com/  a large site with lots of old photographs of fashions.

http://www.costumegallery.com/  lots of photographs and slideshows

http://www.victorianweb.org/art/costume/costumeov.html Victorian clothes descriptions but no pictures

Stockings

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_stocking Wikipedia on stockings

Traditions

 http://www.christmasarchives.com/scotland.html Yuletide customs of Old Scotland

http://www.worldbook.com/wb/Students?content_spotlight/holidays/christmas

http://www.scotlands-enchanting-kingdom.com/traditional-scottish-christmas.html traditional Christmas with links to recipes

Hogmanay

 http://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/Scotland-History/Hogmanay.htm  An introduction to Hogmanay.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hogmanay Wikipedia on Hogmanay

 

 

 

ENGLISH

ROBERT BURNS

Task

Learn and recite a poem by Robert Burns. Memorise 14 lines or more of their chosen poem and recite to their class and teacher.

The class teacher will grade the poem using the criteria established by the World Federation of Burns Clubs.

 

Burns criteria:

Memory

Accent

Presentation

Interpretation

 

The top 4/5 in each class will take part in the Grand Final of the Burns competition.

They will be judged by adjudicators from the World Federation of Burns Clubs and receive certificate of one of the following levels: Merit, Distinction, Runner-Up, Winner.

The Runner-Up and Winner will perform at the annual Burns Supper.

 

 

Web Sources

http://www.nls.uk/burns/index.htm An introduction to the life of Robert Burns by National Library of Scotland

http://www.robertburns.org/encyclopedia/index.shtml Burns Encyclopaedia online

http://www.robertburns.plus.com/Stories.htm The stories behind some Burns’ poems

http://www.worldburnsclub.com/begin/beginners_index.htm World Burns Club Beginners’ guide to Robert Burns.

 

FRENCH

Interview someone in the local community using the template.

Click here for People in the Community Template

 

ICT 

Web sources of old photographs

http://www.futuremuseum.co.uk/Home.aspx/

http://www.scran.ac.uk/

 

Books

Old Dalmellington, Patna and Waterside by Donald L. Reid .

Doon Valley Memories by Donald L. Reid 

Ayrshire & Arran, an illustrated architectural guide by Rob Close.

All at  LO 941.467

 

SCIENCE

Arctic Charr

 

Websources

http://www.ayrshireriverstrust.org/doon.htm  information about the river and fishing with some photographs.

http://www.ayrshire-birding.org.uk/locations/loch_doon.htm walk route and birds

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_char wikipedia - Arctic char page

http://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/fisheries/420-254/420-254.html Virginia Cooperative Extension page on liming acidified lakes and ponds

http://www.charrnet.org/charrnet/template/page%2CViewPage.vm?id=821 Charr.net - a comprehensive site produced by the fishing industry

http://www.ace.mmu.ac.uk/kids/acidrain.html Basic information on acid rain from DEFRA

http://www.bbc.co.uk/climate/ An introduction to climate change

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fish_ladder Wikipedia on fish ladders

 

Books

Angler’s guide to fish  799.1

The complete book of fishing 799.1

Acid rain by Tony Hare

Acid rain by S. R. Stephen  & R. Stirling

Acid rain by Alex Edmonds

All at 363.738

 

SOCIAL SUBJECTS

Cathcartston

 

Web sources

http://futuremuseum.co.uk/Collection.aspx/weaving/- Weaving in South West Scotland

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Scotland Wikipedia introduction to history of Scotland

http://www.geo.ed.ac.uk/scotgaz/timeline1799.html Scottish history timeline

http://houseoftartan.co.uk/interactive/weaver/index.html Weave your own tartan

http://www.theglasgowstory.com/searchq.php?qsearch=weaving&iore=1 Pictures of weaving

http://www.irishorigins.com/help/resarticle-so-weaving.htm Weaving and textile industry in Scotland

http://memorialhall.mass.edu/activities/media.jsp?itemid=15517&img=0&hi=1 demonstration of spinning

http://www.scran.ac.uk/database/record.php?usi=001-000-004-003-L&scache=1mwld4ipol&searchdb=scran History of the woollen industry

http://www.scran.ac.uk/database/record.php?usi=001-000-004-003-L&scache=1mwld4ipol&searchdb=scran  SCRAN pictures of Old Dalmellington

http://geo.nls.uk/os6inch/ - Old maps of the area

 

 

 

Dewey Numbers to Browse

 

363.738 Acid rain

798.23 Horse riding

799.1 Fishing

821/BUR Robert Burns’ Poetry

920/BUR Robert Burns’ Life

941.1 Scotland - History

941.467 - Local history

 

 

Research advice

 

Keywords

These are some terms you might search for:

 

Dalmellington, “Doon Valley”, “Arctic Charr”, Cathcartston, “weaving in Scotland”, “Robert Burns”.

 

Remember to put phrases in speech marks so that the search engine keeps the words together. 

 

Try using Boolify to help you search. It makes life much easier.

 

Note-taking advice

 

  • Have a quick look through the source first to see how if it is going to tell you what you need to know.
  • Look at chapter and section headings, skim read the relevant sections looking for your keywords.
  • Do not copy and paste whole sentences or paragraphs. It is acceptable to copy names and dates and key phrases, but not sentences. 
  • Put the ideas into your own words. 
  • Copying other people’s words is called plagiarism and is a bad thing to do. 
  • Use the note-taking templates linked to this pathfinder.

 

Useful tip - TRASH/TREASURE

When you are reading text you can look for trash and treasure. Read one sentence at a time, trash the bits that you do not need and treasure the nuggets of good information that you do need by writing them down. 

 

Sources

Remember to make a note of any sites or books  you use, to make a list of them at the end, so your teacher can see where you got your information from.  Use the Sources Template  

IF YOU NEED HELP ASK YOUR TEACHER OR MRS BAX

 

 

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