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Tackling Drugs in the Primary School is a follow-up to the secondary school pack, Tackling Drugs. It is written by the same team from education, the police and other professions in Northamptonshire. The pack seeks to change attitudes, working on self-esteem, community values and principles about safe behaviour, as well as to raise awareness of risk. Pounds 16. NIADAEC, 81 St Giles Street, Northampton NN1 1JF. Tel: 01604 27027.
Using Written Sources in Primary History by Joan Blyth and Pat Hughes. Contains more than 50 examples of written sources, from Roman times to the post-war age, with suggestions for their use in schools. Also has a bibliography. Pounds 12.99. Hodder and Stoughton Educational.
History on Your Doorstep, developed by four Nottinghamshire teachers, relates to the national curriculum key stages 1 to 4. It provides entertaining activities to help children explore the history around them. It includes a cassette of oral history and 10 files of information and activities, with titles including Sport, Working with Maps, Industry and Child Labour and Toys and Games. Pounds 25. Education Publications, County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7QP. Tel: 0115 977 3005.
The Teacher's Guide to Life on the Farm is prepared by teachers from Trafford LEA , and a local farm. The package has a wide range of topic ideas for maths, technology, geography, art, English, history, science and RE. It includes more than 50 illlustrated activity and worksheets, games and colour photos. It can be used with a visit to a farm or as a stand-alone resource. Pounds 20. Mark Walton, Stockley Farm, Arley, Cheshire CW9 6LZ. Tel: 01565 777323777279.
Teaching Topic Work. By Clare Benson. Ten topics worked out in detail, amongst them "Food", "Myself" and "My Home", are contained in this book, which also includes a discussion on the role and advantages of topic work and advice on planning. Pounds 9.99. Nash Pollock Publishing, 32 Warwick St, Oxford OX4 1SX. Tel: 01865 247885.