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BUSINESS STUDIES. At the Workface. Work shadowing is an accepted method of giving students work experience. This video pack lets the camera do the shadowing. Aimed at 14-17 year olds it follows 18 people in different areas of work and seeks to raise key points about each job. Printed notes and worksheets are included. Pounds 30. Team Video Productions, Canalot, 222 Kensal Road, London W10 5BN. Tel: 0181 960 9784.

ENGLISH

Snapshots. A Collection of Short Stories: Pupil's Book Pounds 3.95. 0 521 48527 4. Developing Snapshots: Teacher's Guide Pounds 27.50. 0 521 48528 2. By Guy Dunbar. Contemporary short stories for 11 to 14-year-olds selected for quality of language, imaginative energy, narrative drive, and popularity with pupils. They let pupils experience a wide variety of styles of writing, situations, characters, relationships, emotions and issues. Photocopiable worksheets accompany the anthology. Cambridge University Press.

The Young Poetry Pack. Some of Britain's leading poets, including Ted Hughes, Roger McGough and Benjamin Zephaniah, have contributed to this pack for 10-16 year olds, describing what poetry means to them. It also contains a notebook and pen, a poster, and a cassette of some of "the best performances by children's poets recorded for BBC Radio 4". Pounds 9.50. The Poetry Society, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BU. Tel: 0171 240 4810.

GEOGRAPHY

Benin: an African Kingdom. This video for key stage 2 focuses on the past, present and future of a modern day African extended family. A mixture of documentary, dance-drama, illustration and storytelling, it also takes a look at 15th and 16th century Benin. Pounds 35. An additional teachers' guide is available for Pounds 3.95. Yorkshire International Thomson Multimedia Ltd, The Television Centre, Leeds LS3 1JS. Tel: 0113 243 8283 extn: 5610.

Contrasting UK Locality Resource Pack is a practical pack for pupils aged 8-10 which extends the work of the BBC Schools programmes Where You Live, Where I Live, to be broadcast in the Zig Zag series in January 1996. Skills covered include using photographs and maps, collecting and using data and making comparisons. Place is looked at through settlement (differences and similarities between urban and rural areas) and care for the environment and rivers. Teacher's notes, copymasters, a colour poster and photo cards are included. Pounds 9.99. BBC Educational Publishing, PO Box 234, Wetherby, West Yorkshire LS23 7EU. Tel: 0181 752 5252.

HISTORY

The History Co-ordinator's Manual. This file aims to provide history coordinators with the basis for a complete set of practical guidelines at key stages 1 and 2 which they can supplement with their own material. Pounds 20. Devon Learning Resources, Old Mill Road, Torquay TQ2 6AU. Tel: 01803 605531.

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