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This category includes all parenting and education materials.

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Private Zone!

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Private Zone
Dayee
1982

Another book for parents and kids to keep them all nice and safe. Not bad, but certainly not great. Since this book was published in the early 1980s, most people believed that sexual assault was the creepy stranger, when in actuality it is more likely to be someone known to the victim. This publication coincides with national media coverage of the disappearance of Etan Patz  and the murder and abduction of Adam Walsh.

There is, and was, a lot of material produced that addressed the issues of stranger danger and child exploitation. Not surprisingly, quite a few titles have ended up memorialized here on our site for a variety of reasons. Be sure to check out the links to other titles.

Mary

 

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Crafts for Teacher

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Guttman
1978

Submitter: Props to the author for including all kinds of offbeat holidays and celebrations. (Merry Launching of Sputnik Day! Happy Buddha’s Birthday!)  There is good background information on the days and lots of interesting ideas. Unfortunately, the drawings are absolutely terrible, and all of the illustrations are in black-and-white.  I haven’t tried to make any of these so I don’t know if the instructions are any good.  WorldCat lists holdings in over 100 libraries!

Holly: Books like these were great before the Internet became so accessible. You know, like 20 years ago. This book was written 20 years before that. Arts and crafts books for teachers are still useful in public and school libraries, but they have to be as good or better than Pinterest.

 

 

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How to Write a Great School Report

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How to Write a Great School Report
James and Barkin
1983

Submitter: We found this on the shelves at our public library this year, and kept it as an example for staff. The sections on how to find information in a physical card catalog, and how to format a paper – handwritten in cursive; would not be particularly helpful to students writing a report today. The instructions are pre-Internet, so a number of problems if a student today tried to use it for a reference.

Holly: Oh good, just what our high school and college patrons need! Never mind those pesky library databases that we spend thousands on, and don’t bother with word processing software either. Heck, changes in citation styles are probably just “suggestions” too. What could possibly go wrong if a student uses this for report-writing help?

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