Tourism on the River Clyde 19thc. to Today

Through developing an understanding of history of tourism on Clyde, young people will work in teams to produce models of steamers which were successfully marketed as a trip 'Doon the Watter' and  compare this approach by developing an advertising/marketing campaign to promote seaplane flights on the River Clyde to destinations such as Loch Lomond and Oban.

Broad Outcomes of learning

  • Subject knowledge gained and enhanced by applying their understanding of topic to the project task
  • Gain purposeful understanding by putting learning into real context such as: field trips 'doon the watter'/commercial seaplane ride, liaison with commercial enterprises offering steamer and seaplane travel
  • Enterprising skills enhanced by developing creativity, building confidence and raising achievement through increasing motivation to learning
  • Develop employability skills: communication, planning, organisation, time management, researching, presenting, analysing, sourcing, negotiating, co-operating, contributing, reporting
  • Confidence of working independently from teacher-led lessons demonstrated by working in teams to generate models and advertising campaigns. Contacting/liaising with appropriate outside agencies. Developing appropriate research methods
  • Learners take responsibility for their learning through making decisions about use of materials; appropriate agencies to contact; devising strategies to communicate tourism and leisure opportunities in an effective fashion to a wider public
  • Learners have developed enterprising skills identified as 4 capacities of CfE

Relevance to curriculum

  • Supports CfE Social Studies

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