Writing for a Purpose. The outcome of a two-day summer school at which headteachers, English advisers and representatives from North West newspapers explored how newspapers could be used to deliver aspects of the national curriculum, this pack suggests activities for English at key stages 2,3 and 4. Pounds 7 (inc pp). Manchester Evening News, 164 Deansgate, M60 2RD. Tel: 0161 832 7200.
Get Modern. How to earn and learn at the same time is the theme of this 10-minute promotional video on the Engineering Modern Apprenticeships scheme launched this month. It includes interviews with some of the 700 apprentices on the prototype programme. Free from Sharon Brandy at the Engineering Training Authority on Freephone 0800 282167 or write to her at EnTra, 41 Clarendon Road, Watford, Hertfordshire WD1 1HS.
Scottish and Irish Traditional Dance. Toe-tapping jigs, reels and set dances feature in this cassette pack based on the popular BBC School Radio Dance Workshop series. Eight 15-minute programmes, four on Scottish and four on Irish traditional dance, with teachers' notes are included. Pounds 24.95. BBC Educational Publishing, White City, 201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TS. Tel: 0181 746 1111.
Women and Sport Syllabus Guide. The fact that the reaction of many to this pack will probably be to ask why we need a pack on women and sport at all, shows how far we have come from the time when the founder of the Modern Olympic Games, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, stated that "women have but one task, that of crowning the winner with garlands". A 20-minute video, fact sheets on issues including the history of women's sport and women's "body matters" and worksheets, overhead projector sheets, reading lists and group tasks are included. Pounds 25. The Women's Sports Foundation, Wesley House, 4 Wild Court, London WC2B 4AU. Tel: 0171 831 7863.
History of Time. Events from the Big Bang to the present day are charted on this sheet to give pupils a quick overview of the history of time while highlighting the main subject areas. It is available as an A4 laminated sheet (Pounds 2.50) or A3 laminated wallchart (Pounds 4.50). Presentex, 1 Stonechat Square, Beckton, London E6 4LQ. Tel: 0171 511 8241.
Teachers Assessing Pupils: Lessons from Science Classrooms. The outcome of work carried out at King's College, London, this file aims to identify key issues and provide practical help for teachers by showing a variety of approaches. Pounds 14.75. The Association for Science Education, College Lane, Hatfield, Herts AL10 9AA. Tel: 01707 271216.
Understanding Global Issues: South Africa After Apartheid. Can the many tribal groups of South Africa including the English-speaking and Afrikaner whites, Asians and coloured learn to get on? Can the government produce economic change fast enough?: two of the issues examined in this briefing booklet with topic map, the latest in this up-to-the-minute series. Annual subscription (10 issues) for briefing booklet Pounds 22.50; for pack Pounds 59.50. Understanding Global Issues, European Schoolbooks Publishing, The Runnings, Cheltenham GL5 9PQ. Tel: 01242 245252.