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The Industrial Revolution. Photographs, drawings, video and extracts from contemporary documents are included on this CD-Rom for 11-14 year olds. The disc has been developed with the National Council for Educational Technology. PC and Acorn versions Pounds 110; Apple Mac version Pounds 90. SCA, Anglia Television, PO Box 18, Benfleet, Essex SS7 1AZ. Tel: 01268 755811.
Understanding Global Issues: Antarctica Protecting the Last Wilderness. Concern over territorial claims and mineral exploitation has resulted in a unique system of international protection for Antarctica. But is it secure? This pack with wallchart and briefing booklet for key stages 3 and 4 looks at the issues. Annual subscription for briefing booklet alone Pounds 22.50; whole pack Pounds 59.50. European Schoolbooks Publishing, The Runnings, Cheltenham GL51 9PQ. Tel: 01242 245252.
Localities in Malawi. For key stage 2, this pack contains photos, activities, maps and background information. Pounds 21.95 (Pounds 14.50 to members of the Geographical Association). The Geographical Association, 343 Fulwood Road, Sheffield S10 3BP.
First Activity Pack: Nature Explorer. "This pack contains everything you need to discover the world outside your door," says the blurb, a claim which is a little over the top surely for a pack for five to eight-year-olds which contains stickers, a bug bottle, pop-up binoculars, and an information and activity book. But it looks fun and visually exciting. From Dorling Kindersley. Pounds 9.99 from most major bookshops.
All Change. To help special needs students go out into the world this careers education resource pack looks at interviews, public transport and mobility. London East Training and Enterprise Council, Cityside House, 40 Adler Street, London E1 1EE.