Take a Virtual Field Trip of Scotland

Take a virtual field trip of Scotland inspired by Brave

This weekend’s release of the Disney-Pixar movie Brave exposes viewers to the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. If your kids are already fans of the movie, here’s how you can teach them more about the country that inspired the beautiful scenery in the movie with a virtual field trip.

Teach children where in the world Scotland is located.  Young kids will appreciate a three dimensional visual representation of Scotland on a globe while older children with an understanding of geography can easily understand a flap map.  Print out a map or use this interactive map of Scotland and mouse over the links that highlight various parts of the country.

Learn the history of Scotland’s many castles and take a virtual field trip of Eilean Donan.

Teach movie goers the meaning of the words and phrases used in the movie such as the following that were uttered by the characters:

  • Bunch of galoots- Many fools. A galoot is a clumsy, oafish person.
  • Dreadful collywobbles- Unwanted stomachache or a bad case of the nerves. Collywobbles means an upset stomach; intestinal disturbances or a feeling of apprehension.
  • Jiggery Pokery- Nonsense.
  • Jings crivens help ma boab- Oh my! An exclamation of bewilderment or exasperation
  • Lass- Girl
  • Lad- Boy
  • Mitchy me- An exclamation of surprise, shock or being overwhelmed.
  • Numpty- Useless individual

Try your hand at archery like Merida through the Ultimate Archery Challenge, a fun interactive game on Disney.com.

If you’re wondering whether Brave is right for your children, visit Common Sense Media’s review and read how Amy Mascott of TeachMama.com prepared her kids to see the movie.

Ruins of Dunnotar castle, Scotland via Shutterstock. BRAVE Scottish Glossary courtesy of Disney-Pixar.

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