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Links to Useful Learning Resources
Learning and Teaching Scotland have already produced a number of great resources for the classroom that explore Glasgow’s rich heritage of shipbuilding and the people who contributed to it. Look at the Scotland’s History section of their website or go directly to the resources using the links below:
Mapping Glasgow and the Clyde
An interactive map that shows the dramatic development of industries along the River Clyde over an eighteen year period from 1894 to 1912.
Can You Run a Shipyard?
An interactive game for a younger age group testing business acumen and investigating the grown of shipbuilding during Scotland’s industrial revolution.
Remembering Jimmy Reid
A huge variety of material exploring the life of the famous trade unionist, Jimmy Reid, and the decline of Glasgow’s shipyards
from the 1950s onwards. The resource includes two specially commissioned videos narrated by Billy Elliot star Gary Lewis, who
grew up in Glasgow and took part of the march of 1971 to support Jimmy Reid and the shipbuilders. Jimmy Reid: Pride of the Clyde charts the trade unionist’s life and work, whilst Jimmy Reid: The UCS Work-in tells of the success of the UCS industrial action.
The BBC has also produced a resource for their Intermediate History site, Social Change:Employment 1945 to 1979.
A database at http://www.clydesite.co.uk/clydebuilt/ which allows you to search for vessels built at Fairfield and other shipyards along the River Clyde.