New materials added to the resource area including National 4 & 5 files and S1 & S2 Units.
G Hughes, April 2013.
Going to renew the site for another 12 months in February. With the new NQs and everything else, lets pack the site with resources and share the burden. Email me through the site to help.
G Hughes Jan 2013.
Happy New Year, all the best for 2013!
G Hughes Jan 2013.
Going to add some resources over the Christmas holidays. Whilst I'm at it, it would be good to add as many as possible! If you get 10 minutes free, please send some resources through. 1 resource each = over 300 new items!
G Hughes 29/11/12
Ten or so new resources added to the Higher section of the Resource Area. Big thanks to Lisa Russell for taking the time and sharing. Much appreciated!
G Hughes 1/11/12
I have posted this website on the Blog before but it's worth another mention. Check out Russell Haggar's excellent website: http://www.earlhamsociologypages.co.uk/govpol.html Very good for Modern Studies and Higher Politics. Further to this, Russell is developing new resources that I reckon will be useful for N5 Crime and the Law so keep your eyes peeled for those. Here is one just completed with bang up-to-date crime stats for England and Wales: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/dcp171778_283456.pdf
G Hughes 19/10/2012
Teachers: Looking for resources, especially for N4/5 (and Higher). Would be good to share the load with this one. New powerpoints/units/activities/etc would be a great help! Email in the Resource Area! Thanks!
G Hughes, 3/10/12
Added Crime and Law powerpoints and other materials to the Nat 4 and 5 page. Hope they are of use. Will add stuff for other syllabus areas in due course. Again, as ever, anything you have to share please email me it.
G Hughes, 14/8/12
Have a great summer holiday folks, hope the weather gets better. Teachers: please take some time to send me resources over the summer as I plan to update the site.
G Hughes 27/6/12
Modern Studies Film Screening at Edinburgh International Film Festival
Monday 25 June, 10.00, Cineworld, £2.60 per pupil (teachers free), Suitable for S4 - S6
One Mile Away | Penny Woolcock | UK 2012 | 90 min
Featuring a new British documentary, the Modern Studies Film Screening allows students a new way of learning about the subject. One Mile Away follows two young men from rival gangs as they attempt to put aside their differences and end the violent war that has been raging on the streets of Birmingham for over 20 years. Faced with a seemingly impossible task and opposition from all sides, the 2011 riots suddenly explode and have an unexpected impact on the quest for peace. One Mile Away is a compelling tale of courage and determination with a smooth hip-hop soundtrack.
The film covers key themes for Modern Studies including citizenship, social exclusion and conflict resolution and takes a look at last summer's riots from an on-the-ground point of view. Penny Woolcock (Director) and guests from the film will be in attendance after the film to discuss the issues raised.
For more information or to make a booking please contact Alison Hope on 0131 228 4051 or at email@example.com
For more information, please visit http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/learning/events-for-schools/modern-studies-film
G Hughes 1/6/2012
Looking for Resources to add to the site. New 'S1/S2 Units' section added in the Resource Area so looking for any materials you have here. Also, as ever, Higher materials required. #sharetheknowledge
G Hughes, 2/5/2012
Click HERE for a notice/poster displaying the date and times of SG, Int and Higher Mods exams this year. Perfect for classroom notice boards!
G Hughes, 5/4/2012
Just renewed the site for another year. Only using 10% of the sites capacity at the moment - a waste! PLEASE take some time to email me some resources - check out the Members Area for info. Cheers.
G Hughes, 16/2/2012
Philip Allan Higher Modern Studies Conference: March 7th 2012 at Paisley Town Hall. http://www.philipallanupdates.co.uk/Course-details.aspx?cid=MS070312
Excellent website for Higher Modern Studies and Higher Politics. Contains a wealth of teaching resources. Check it out here. Thanks to Russell Hagger for the access.
G Hughes 13/11/2011
Surpassed the 100 mark of teacher members! Unreal! Thanks to everyone for joining. Got loads of free space to play with on the site so the Resource Area can be as full as you like - there are 101 members, if everyone sent me 1 resource then we'd have loads on there...
G Hughes 4/10/2011
Teach a Death Penalty unit? Bang up-to-date stats from the USA: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2011/sep/21/death-penalty-statistics-us#
G Hughes 24/09/2011
The Modern Studies Club have kindly made available two sample worksheets (lower and upper ability) on the London Riots. Click here for the lower and here for the upper (S2-S4) worksheet. Such worksheets are available regularly - find out how to get them here -> http://www.schoolsproject.co.uk/msc/msc.htm
G Hughes 3/09/2011
All the best for the new term folks.
New video added to homepage - South Africa for Higher. A rather lengthy clip but the music should see you through it!
G Hughes 14/08/2011
Minor update to the site in general - homepage, national 4&5, higher page. **More resources added to the Intermediate page!**
G Hughes 12/08/2011
As below, except this weeks topic is the famine in Somalia. Click here for upper level and here for lower. Big thanks again to the Modern Studies Club for these, visit here for more info.
G Hughes 01/08/2011
Find attached two excellent worksheets courtesy of the Modern Studies Club. The worksheets centre around the role of the press encompassing the recent hacking scandal. Click here for upper level. Click here for lower.
G Hughes 01/08/2011
The site will be updated during the summer holidays. Best of luck to all pupils around Scotland in their exams. As ever, any teachers willing to share resources then please contact me through the site. Ciao for now.
G Hughes 12/5/2011
Made a powerpoint breaking down the results of the 2011 Scottish election. Click here to download.
G Hughes 9/5/2011
Well done to those who participated in the poll. 75% of you went for SNP to win! Click here for a Results Map.
G Hughes 7/5/2011
Click here for a powerpoint on Study Skills.
G Hughes 4/5/2011
Enjoy the Easter holidays and the well deserved break...!
G Hughes 4/4/2011
Here is a notice for classroom walls / noticeboards detailing when the Modern Studies SQA exams are in May. Dates and times included from SG to Adv Higher...click here to download.
G Hughes, 16/2/2011
For anyone who does lower school Mock Elections, here is some stuff that im using just now which may be of use to you:
- Detailed overview of what is involved in a Mock Election, click here.
- Political party powerpoint template, click here
- Party Policies click here
G Hughes, 1/2/2011
An excellent powerpoint courtesy of my colleague D Sheerin about Liu Xiaobo, the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner. This has obvious relevance for those teaching China. Click here to download.
G Hughes, 9/1/2011
A few powerpoints added to the Higher Section in the Resources Area.
G Hughes, 9/1/2011
Hope you all had a very merry Christmas. All the best for 2011.
G Hughes, 30/12/2010
Hope you are all getting on okay in this weather. The central belt has been chaotic to say the least! I will send out an email in a week or two before the term ends...thanks again to all the teachers who have joined so far.
G Hughes, 8/12/2010
US mid-term info/results from BBC World here.
G Hughes, 4/11/2010
Great resource for Modern Studies teachers http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development. Its a new section on the Guardian website. Particulalry good is the section tracking the progress of the MDG's. Find that section here.
Ps. Still looking for resources if you get a chance - a few Higher added.
G Hughes, 1/10/2010
I have updated the site. In doing this I have realised that although I have a USB full of hundreds of files, I am only comfortable putting stuff up that I have personally made or edited. So, a wee call to people who have joined so far - could you send me some resources if possible?
G Hughes, 16/9/2010
Currently in the process of updating the site. Doubt the Higher section will be sorted but hope to get some stuff on it soon. The Resource Area should have some good material on it for the end of this month. Cheers.
G Hughes, 9/8/2010.