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Whose Town? Explore the past and explain the present

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Published on May 18, 2012

Whose Town? is an award-winning and innovative resource for teaching Social Studies. It was developed by Edinburgh City Libraries in partnership with Edinburgh Museums and Galleries and Edinburgh City Archives. It is an interactive digital resource built on the City of Edinburgh's heritage collections that brings Edinburgh's history to life. Whose Town? is linked to the Curriculum for Excellence second to fourth level outcomes. Whose Town? was supported with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Teachers and pupils can access Whose Town? from Glow the schools' intranet, and explore the lives of fourteen real people who lived in Edinburgh at different points between the 1850s and 1950s. (Glow users will need their login and password details to access Whose Town? on Glow).

Everyone can discover Whose Town? through online exhibitions on Capital Collections or watch this trailer.

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