Received For Review
Klondyke Kate and other non-fiction texts. A new anthology for 14-16-year-olds from the English and Media Centre, edited by Barbara Bleiman, Sabrina Broadbent and Michael Simons. It aims to meet the national curriculum requirement that pupils should be introduced to a wide range of non-fiction texts that show quality in language and use and portray information, issues and events. From NATE, 50 Broadfield Road, Sheffield S8 0XJ. Pounds 6.50. 0 907016 12 X.
Into Literature: a bridging course to advanced study. By Sue Hackman and Barbara Marshall. An entirely activity-based book to help students make the leap from GCSE to advanced study. Hodder Stoughton Pounds 5.50. 0 340 64769 8.
A Hand for Spelling. This pack consists of eight books of photocopiable, illustrated worksheets for use with 5 to 11-year-olds and older pupils with learning difficulties. Prices from Pounds 13.50 to Pounds 38 for a set. LDA, Duke Street, Wisbech, Cambs PE13 2AE. Tel: 01945 63441.
Oxford Hammond Explorer Atlas of the World. An up-to-date atlas with easy-to-follow maps. Pounds 4.99. Oxford University Press. 0 19 869285 4.
Key History for Key Stage 3: The Twentieth Century World Pupils' Books. By Neil DeMarco and Richard Radway. 0 7487 1932 6. From Workshop to Empire by Hamish Macdonald. 0 7487 1931 8. Stanley Thornes Pounds 5.99 each. Both publications have been written by experienced authors and teachers for the requirements of key stage 3.
Cambridge History Programme: African Peoples of the Americas, From Slavery to Civil Rights. An investigative course for key stage 3 by Ron Field from Cambridge University Press, Pounds 4.75. 0 521 45911 7.
History Review. Relaunched this month, this magazine aims to tap into the increasingly multi-media and interdisciplinary teaching of history in school at A-level. The institution-rate subscription for 1995-6 is Pounds 15.90 (three issues a year). History Today, 20 Old Compton Street, London W1V 5PE. Tel: 0171 287 2365.
TERU Diagnostic Test in Design and Technology: Issues for Elderly People in the Home: Teacher's File. From the Technology Education Research Unit of Goldsmith College, London, a pack of paper-based tests to enable teachers to diagnose pupils' strengths and weaknesses through key stages 3 and 4. Pounds 9.50. Bookpoint Educational Department, 39 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4BZ.
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL EDUCATION
Trade Unions and the World of Work. The first guide published by the Trade Union Congress on unions and the national curriculum, this pack is aimed at 14-18 year olds and particularly at those doing GNVQs. Free to schools. TUC Economic and Social Affairs Department, Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS. Tel: 0171 467 1302.
English Usage; Dictionary of Computing and Multimedia; Info. Three computer programs on floppy disc, the first two are self-explanatory, the third gives the user instant access to thousands of facts in diverse subject areas. For PCs running Windows 3.1. Pounds 35 each. Helicon, 42 Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford, OX1 2EP. Tel: 01865 204204.
The World of Chocolate. This serious-looking pack from Cadbury Education Service covers the history and economics of the commodity and is aimed at Years 6-7. Pounds 8.99. Cadbury Education Service, Cadbury Public Relations Department, PO Box 12, Bournville, Birmingham B30 2LU. Tel: 0121 4598 2000.
Earth and Space by Nick England and Rosaline Jones. For students taking science and geography, and teachers teaching earth science and astronomy at key stage 4. Hodder Stoughton Pounds 6.99. 0 340 60557.
Signs, Symbols and Systematics: The ASE Companion to 5-16 Science. Guidance on the use of scientific terms from the ASE Pounds 12. 86357 232 4.
Molecular Modelling for Advance Level Students. For post-16 education, this pack seeks to illustrate why molecular modelling is important in the design of new medicines. Pounds 15. The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, 12 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY. Tel: 0171 930 3477.
Computers Basic Facts. "Superhighway"; "parallel processing", "default" are some of the words examined in this Collins Gem pocket-sized book. Written by teachers, the words are easy to look up. Pounds 2.99 from major bookshops.
Leapfrogs Series Games for Juniors. 0 7136 4140 1. Gymnastic Activities for Juniors. 0 7136 4139 8. A selection of games for juniors, both by Jim Hall. Pounds 7.99 each. Outdoor and Adventurous Activities for Juniors by David Balazik. 0 7136 4042 1. A new series of teaching resources that will help the non-specialist junior teacher to implement the physical education curriculum. A CBlack Pounds 6.99 each.