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The History of Health and Healthcare: Curriculum for Excellence Resource is a joint venture between historians working in the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare at Strathclyde and Glasgow Caledonian Universities and local school teachers and archivists. Our aim is to impact upon the teaching of History, Geography and Modern Studies at S1 and S2 levels.

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Links / Resources available for teaching on Immunisation: Vaccination, Variolation and Inoculation.

 Short article outlining links and resources for lessons focused on the history of vaccination. 

The Big Picture - New Website

The excellent Big Picture Resource page from the Wellcome Trust has moved!  Go to the below link for over 1,200 educational resources that you can filter by topic, education level or type.



Good Food Nation - Focusing on Dietary Health in Schools 2017

Recently Education Scotland published for the fifth year a call for applications for the 'Food for Thought' Education Fund.  Find out more about it and some of the impacts of the debate on diet and education in 2017.



We have a wide range or resources for teachers working in Social Studies, including games, maps, lesson plans and worksheets.

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Lesson One: Pox, Pus and Plague


Resources and personal testimony focused on the design and presenting of the first lesson for the Curriculum for Excellence Resource - History & Healthcare school program.


Dr Laura Kelly on the history of women in medicine

Dr Laura Kelly from the University of Strathclyde describes the struggles women have had in entering the medical preofession over the past 200 years.

Dr Linsey Robb on the civilian medical services in the Second World War

Dr Linsey Robb from the University of Strathclyde explains how civilian casualties were transported and treated in Britain during the Second World War.

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