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LESSON PLANS

LESSON PLANS

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The Edinburgh Dungeon is a multi-sensory experience, delivered through 11 live actor shows and 2 thrilling rides.  The gripping telling of local stories provides a unique platform to engage and excite your student’s minds; we guarantee it will be a hysterically horrible day out for all!

We recommend you combine a visit to The Edinburgh Dungeon with our free downloadable pre-visit lesson plans. Pupils will be invited to think about the historical context of the dungeon and how to bring a scene to life through scriptwriting - stretching their English and drama skills, all in the dark and mysterious and utterly HORRIBLE setting of the Edinburgh Dungeon itself!

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Intended for P5-P7, S1-S6 (KS2-KS4), with stunning special effects, authentic sets, witty comedy and a host of scary surprises; The Dungeon is a unique and interactive learning experience that introduces a range of classroom subjects. 

Through the Dungeon Tour pupils will experience interactive historical sets touching on key points from Scotland's Curriculum of Excellence Social Studies programme. These bring to life topics covered in Education Scotland's social studies learning resources.

THEMED LESSONS

Using the pupil worksheets, students will learn about the causes and the short term/long term effects of the plague as well as learning about medieval beliefs surrounding medicine and health. We recommend giving time to your pupils to reflect and write a diary as if they are a goldsmith living in Edinburgh during the plague of 1348, for example.

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Torture has been used for over 2000 years and most of the world’s civilizations have used torture at some point as a way of punishing their victims or to gain information. Many of the instruments of torture you will see in the Dungeon have been around for hundreds of years. These work sheets will help students understand how and why they were used and their effects within the context of history.

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