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6th October 1995 at 01:00
HISTORY. Exploring the Past, Expanding World (revised edition) by Philip Sauvain. Part 3 of a series of books aimed at key stage 3. It is arranged in two sections: Britain 1750-1900 (Expansion Trade and Industry) and The Twentieth Century World (Britain and the Great War 1914-18, The era of the Second World War, The Legacy of the Second World War). Stanley Thornes Pounds 8.99. 0 7487 2290 4.

CAREERS

Options 16 video and support pack. Designed as a trigger for discussion on work, modern apprenticeships, A-levels, GCSEs and GNVQs, Video: Pounds 49.95; pack Pounds 14.99. From Hobsons Publishing. Distributed by Biblios Publishers' Distribution Services, Star Road, Partridge Green, West Sussex RH13 8LD. Tel: 01403 710851.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Teaching RE 5-11: Buddhism; Teaching RE 11-16: Buddhism. Many teachers imagine Buddhism to be far too philosophical for young children, but it is a religion with many stories and practical strategies for living. Pounds 5.70 each. Christian Education Movement. Royal Buildings, Victoria Street, Derby DE1 1GW. Tel: 01332 296655.

Time to Think 1. " A year's worth of collective worship for pupils ( and teachers) of any faith or none." The pack includes photocopiable sheets. Collins Pounds 39.95.

MUSIC

Sing It! by Clive Kempton. A collection of songs, part songs and rounds, including 20 original pieces, for use as starting points for all types of vocal work. The material covers different aspects of music and singing. Shropshire County Council Pounds 1.95 (min. order 10 copies). Shropshire Education Publications, the Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND. Tel: 0743 254321.

Performing and Responding. Consists of 12 projects, each based on a piece chosen for listening and a score for performing, this book comes with accompanying CD. CD Pounds 22.50; pupil's book Pounds 6.50. Cambridge University Press, the Edinburgh Building, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge CB2 2RU. Tel: 01223 312393.

ENGLISH

English Language and Literature. The contents of this new resource file for English teachers attempt to cover all aspects of literature. Photocopiable worksheets are included. Cost of subscription (three a year): Pounds 39. 99. Stanley Thornes. Tel: 01242 228888.

New Oxford English by Anne Powling, John O'Connor and Geoff Barton. A study programme for key stages 3 and 4. The Student's Book 1 is based around four genres: narrative, poetry, non-fiction and drama. The modules aim to develop the student's skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing through various activities. Oxford University Press. Student's Book 1. Pounds 7. 50, 0 19 831190 7. Teacher's Book 1. Pounds 15, 0 19 831193 1.

PSE.

Teenage Suicide and Self-Harm. Suicides are increasing among young people. This audio-cassette consists of extracts from in-depth interviews with young people who have harmed themselves or attempted suicide together with discussions with family members, friends and carers. . Pounds 8.95. TSA Publishing, 23 New Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1WZ. Tel: 01273 693311.

INFORMATION BOOKS

Heinemann has launched three new series of hard-back non-fiction books. Mini Maths (6-pack Pounds 42.75, 0 431 079544) introduces maths concepts to children aged 5-plus; Science Quest Pack 2 continues the series for 11-plus pupils (4-pack Pounds 32, 0 431 07609 X) and The Shakespeare Library by Wendy Greenhill, head of education at the Royal Shakespeare Company (4- pack, Pounds 32, 0 431 075549).

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