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History - Propaganda inspires Russell

Education Secretary Michael Russell has been learning about a Midlothian school's contribution to the online National Assessment Resource, which is seen as an example of good practice in supporting Curriculum for Excellence.

He met Beeslack Community High staff and pupils involved in work to assess literacy skills and historical knowledge through study of language in Second World War propaganda posters and how it influenced people's feelings and actions.

The National Assessment Resource was designed to provide schools with real-life, quality-assured examples of learning, teaching and assessment, Mr Russell said.

"The work produced in Beeslack Community High is a particularly impressive example of how assessment can develop pupils' learning, knowledge and skills across different areas of the curriculum in a creative and engaging way," he added.

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