Useful websites sites which offer an overview for the Migration and Empire topic



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USEFUL WEBSITES

Useful websites
Sites which offer an overview for the Migration and Empire topic
www.scan.org.uk

The Scottish Archive Network offers a great deal of information. It holds the emigration archives. Simple searches allow you to develop further reading. The virtual vault is worth a visit.


www.scran.org.uk

This site supports many primary sources, including images.


www.electricscotland.com
www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education

This website offers excellent resources for the Immigrants and Exiles topic. It will be adaptable for use in Higher. It incorporates newspapers, personal accounts, songs, pictures and official documents. Areas of focus are Scots abroad and Irish in Scotland.


www.genuki.org.uk
www.ilnpictures.co.uk

This website is useful for additional images. Try searching immigration/emigration. It is worth noting that many of the images pertain to ‘Britain’ as opposed to just Scotland.


http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

Searching this site will unearth a great deal of material. Caution is needed as it covers British topics and does not focus only on Scotland.


The following clip is brief. It gives an overview of the topic and is a useful tool to provide an introduction to the topic of Migration and Empire.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/population-changes-in-scotland-1880-1939/5667.html
The following brief clip covers reasons for urbanisation.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/growth-of-scottish-cities/4357.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/history/scotlandonfilm/media_clips/index_topic.shtml?topic=newlife&subtopic=immigration_emigration

Primary sources which cover the majority of the topic, including emigration to Australia, New Zealand and Italian emigration.


The Highland clearances
http://www.theclearances.org/clearances/articles.php

There is a wealth of primary sources on this website. It would form a good basis for an investigative approach to the delivery of this topic.

There is also evidence of what life was like for the emigrants when they arrived (eg petitions for poor relief).
www.highlandclearances.info
www.highlandclearances.org.uk
www.channel4.com/learning/main/netnotes/sectionid100663926.htm
The following extract from Hansard gives a first-hand account of attitudes in the House of Commons with regard to the Sconser Inquiry.

http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1900/dec/10/sconser-isle-of-skye-crofters
The following clip gives reasons for the Highland clearances and arrival of sheep farming.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/emigration-from-the-scottish-highlands/4358.html
Emigration
www.scan.org.uk/knowledgebase/topics/emigration
http://www.nls.uk/exhibitions/original-export/index.html

This website provides stories from Scottish emigrants. It gives coverage of preparing to leave, experiences when they arrived and building communities, as well as identity issues.


http://www.19thc-artworldwide.org/spring_08/articles/nich.shtml

This website offers a good explanation of the painting Lochaber No More by John Watson Nicol as well as The Last of the Clan by Thomas Faed.


The following clips are brief but give a visual or oral representation of the topic. Push/pull factors are covered in this clip.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/scottish-emigration-1830s-1930s/4353.html
This clip covers the emigration of lowland farm workers.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/emigration-of-scottish-farmers/4356.html
Scots abroad
http://www.nls.uk/catalogues/online/scotsabroad/index.html

Be cautious as there is a great deal of material that pertains to America and is not relevant to the topic.


The following clips are brief but give a visual or oral representation of the topic. The following two clips cover Scots in Australia and New Zealand. They give commentary on the Church’s influence in choosing these destinations.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/scottish-emigration-to-australia-and-new-zealand-pt-1-2/4360.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/scottish-emigration-to-australia-and-new-zealand-pt-2-2/4370.html
Scots in Canada clips: varying experiences are covered in these clips.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/canadas-scottish-heritage/4369.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/emigrant-life-in-canadas-far-north/4366.html
Scots in Australia: attraction and successes as well as the impact on indigenous people are covered in this clip.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/scottish-emigrants-in-australia/4371.html
Irish immigration
The following clips are brief but give a visual or oral representation of the topic:

Irish Potato Famine


http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/the-irish-potato-famine/418.html

The effects of the famine


http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/the-irish-famine/420.html
Irish workers in Scotland

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/the-irish-labour-force-in-scotland/424.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/irish-workers-in-scotland/428.html
Anti-sectarianism
http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/antisectarian/whatIsSectarianism/aboutsectarianism/ScottishIrishLinks/index.asp

http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/antisectarian/whatIsSectarianism/aboutsectarianism/SectarianismAndRacism/index.asp
Italians in Scotland
http://www.scotsitalian.com/your_stories.htm


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