Welcome to the David Livingstone Birthplace Digital Learning Zone.

We are so excited to be launching our revised Global Citizenship Learning Resource that we are releasing a new theme every week with games, activities and content to help your child or classroom engage as fully as possible with the topics.

This resource was jointly produced by David Livingstone Birthplace and the West of Scotland Development Education Centre and designed to inspire and support schools to study the life and legacy of Scotland’s famous missionary, explorer and abolitionist, Dr David Livingstone.

Created with the Curriculum for Excellence and Global Citizenship in mind, the resource covers subject areas from Social Studies, Health and Wellbeing, Religious and Moral Studies, English, Literacy and Science - embedding the Sustainable Development Goals within the curriculum areas to produce a well-rounded and comprehensive learning experience.

We will be releasing new content each week, centred around themes of Wildlife Conservation, Industrialisation, Gender Equality, Religion and more! Activities will be available on the web site, social media and via downloadable PDF files.

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David’s religion had a big impact on his life and work. From a young age, his father read him Bible stories and he attended the local church twice every Sunday.

Read More Religion


Gender Inequality

In the Victorian era when David began exploring, ideas about the roles of men and women in Britain were very different to those in Southern Africa.

Read More Gender Inequality


Factory Life

David Livingstone grew up during the Industrial Revolution in Scotland. Learn more about this difficult factory life.

Read More Factory Life



David saw lots of new and wonderful animals in Africa, he was fascinated and watched them for hours. Explore our range of resources around Conservation to learn more.

Read More Conservation


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We would like to acknowledge the support and help of our partners in creating these resources.

WOSDEC - Global Learning Centre