Journeys Through Health History

Logo for  the Journeys Through Health History School Engagement Project

Welcome to the new Journeys Through Health History Website – the new site for all the resources, links, videos and audio sources, activities, events and images related to the University of Strathclyde History Department and the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare school engagement project with local Glasgow Schools.

This project has run for several years beginning originally as part of a MUSE scheme with a single school which culminated in the creation of a travelling exhibition designed and presented by school pupils.   Over the last three years, this project has evolved into a bespoke secondary educational engagement programme complete with bespoke pedagogical resources and lesson plans designed to combine lessons created and given by specialists in key areas of history with the current high school curriculum.   This has allowed pupils to learn and debate about topics such as military medicine, diseases in society, diet and food health as well as body snatching, oral history and memory, and drugs and alcohol.

WWI: drawing of Royal Army Medical Corps, by F. Matania
WWI: drawing of Royal Army Medical Corps, by F. Matania

Each lesson has been tailored to the ability of the pupils however care has also been taken to encourage students to express themselves and learn in more detail about lesser covered topics within a standard history lesson.  Each session consists of a mix of presentation teaching, group and class exercises, individual source analysis and the incorporation of audio / visual sources.

Source Analysis Worksheet

As this site develops more resources will continue to be added to be used for teaching and non-profit engagement purposes.  Each topic has an overview page located on the menu bar which includes additional resources such as articles, links, videos, sound files, images and exercise activities.  There is also a detailed breakdown of each lesson, an example and resources.

Food and Health

We hope that you find the information useful and can incorporate it into your own teaching.  We will also be regularly sharing on twitter and you can follow our feed @JTHealthHistory. Please also hit follow to subscribe to the website to be kept updated and click here to contact us directly. 

Thank you for joining us on our Journeys Through Health History.

The Cow Pock or the Wonderful Effects of the New Inoculation
The Cow Pock or the Wonderful Effects of the New Inoculation



Welcome to the new Journeys Through Health History Website

The Journeys Through Health History project is a joint venture between historians working in the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare at Strathclyde and Glasgow Caledonian Universities and local school teachers and archivists. Together we aim to impact upon the teaching and engaging with History, Geography and Modern Studies at S1 and S2 levels.

Keep an eye on this website as new resources will be added soon.