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Educational Films

This collection features vintage educational films from a variety of sources. Films intended for educational purposes are an enormous, often neglected part of the twentieth century media landscape. Archived here are corporate and government sponsored films; classroom academic films instructing students in science and the humanities, and classroom guidance films on sex education, manners, and morality; military training films; medical films aimed at the public or at health practitioners; religiou...



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Educational Films
by J. Arthur Rank
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Excerpts of the prologue from Henry V, dramatizing with Elizabethan musical backgrounds the activity in Shakespeare's Globe Theater before a presentation of the play around the year 1600
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Theater
Educational Films
by Health Communications, Inc; U.S. Journal of Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Inc. (Pompano Beach, Fla.); Camelot Communications, Inc. (Minneapolis, Minn.)
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"Film production by Camelot Communications, Inc., Minneapolis, MN."
Topics: Children of alcoholics, Child psychotherapy, Group therapy for Children, Alcoholism, Child...
Educational Films
by American Broadcasting Company; International Film Bureau
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Technical assistance, Nicholas Wyeth, Al Schwartz, Hal Wallace
Topic: Wyeth, Andrew, 1917-2009
Educational Films
by Bader, Alfred, M.D; Université de Lausanne. Center for the Study of Plastic Expression; Columbia University. Press. Center for Mass Communication
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Live
Topics: Art, Schizophrenia
Educational Films
by Bryan, Julien Hequembourg; International Film Foundation
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A Julien Bryan production The working Russian has only in recent years had time for leisure activities. Now, as shown in this film, Russians enjoy sports and amusement parks, visit museums, enroll in adult education classes, read, and travel to resorts. From the Russia Today series
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Recreation
Educational Films
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Educational Films
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Topic: Home Movie
Educational Films
by Handel Film Corporation
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Subjective camera techniques at historic sites trace the life of Benjamin Franklin, scientist, statesman, scholar, and sage. From the Americana series
Topic: Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
Educational Films
by Halleck, DeeDee; Icarus Films
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eye 261

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Directed by DeeDee Halleck
Topics: Pentecostal churches, Pentecostalism, Pentecostals
A/V Geeks
by National Broadcasting Company.; United States. Navy.; Lucerne Films.
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Victory at sea Episode 2. Pictures Hawaii and Japan in 1941. Tells how the Japanese sought ways to secure the oil of Southeast Asia. Describes the rendezvous of the Japanese in a hidden harbor in the Kurile Islands, assembling the Pearl Harbor striking force.
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Topics: ww2, japan, pacific, navy
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Equality Under the Law: The Lost Generation of Prince Edward County (1966) Dr. Hullfish of Ohio State University states that the experimentalist turns to experience rather than away from it, and that intelligence will give the answers that are needed to bring the infant to maturity. Objections and comments on a film sequence of a "progressive" classroom. From the Philosophies of Education series.
Topics: School integration, Segregation in education, Public schools
Educational Films
by Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (Göttingen, Germany)
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Scenes of hamsters living under semi-natural conditions. Illustrates initial courtship and pairing, digging or burrow system with two nest chambers, and the mother's care of the young for approximately two weeks post partum
Topics: Hamsters, Animal behavior
Educational Films
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No narration; natural sounds only
Topic: Anthropology
Educational Films
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Topics: Communication in management., Corporate meetings.
Educational Films
by Henrey, Robert, Mrs., 1906-
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Educational Films
by Klingman, Larry; Churchill Films
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With study guide
Topics: Fear, Child psychology, Emotions
Educational Films
by University of California, Los Angeles. Media Center
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Directed by N.E. Collias
Topics: Weaverbirds, Birds
Educational Films
by WNDT (Television station : Newark, N.J.); Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center
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eye 378

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Composers: the "American" Tradition University students illustrate, by using student photographs, old and new theories of photography and how to combine them for best results.
Topic: Composers
Educational Films
by Mental Health Film Board (New York, N.Y.)
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Socialization, Age groups, Self-esteem
A/V Geeks
by Humane Society of the United States.; Walter J. Klein Company.
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Discusses aspects of pet ownership, including quality time, a good home, investment, medical care, and other vital matters in a dog or cat's life.
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Topic: pets
Educational Films
by Wilkie, James W
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A reflection on the hazardous life of a trout before it is caught. Shows some of its predators, including insects, birds, otters, and ducks
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Topic: Trout
A/V Geeks
by Walter J Klein Company
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A pharmacist talks about high blood pressure. Little scenarios with customers. Mutton chop sideburns and platform shoes.
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Topics: Medical Ethics., Bioethics.
Educational Films
by Wexler, Haskell; Center for Defense Information (Washington, D.C.)
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An updated version of the 1979 film, War without winners
Topic: Nuclear warfare
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc
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With teacher's guide
Topic: Reptiles
Educational Films
by William and George Allen
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Topics: Southwestern United States, Deserts.
A/V Geeks
by Walter J. Klein Company.
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Describes North Carolina's numerous public and private golf courses and the many tournaments which are held in the state each year.
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Educational Films
by Braverman Productions; Films Incorporated
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Pictures six women--Katherine Graham, Virginia Apgar, LaDonna Harris, Shirley Chisholm, Nikki Giovanni, and Helen Reddy, who discuss a wide range of topics all of which point to a new attitude and a new image that women have of themselves
Topics: Women, Self-perception
Educational Films
by Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
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Shows a healing ceremony used by the!Kung-speaking bushmen in Southwest Africa
Topics: Traditional medicine, !Kung (African people), Healing
Educational Films
by Rose, Stephen C; British Broadcasting Corporation
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Explores the hidden meaning and power of human touch, detailing the results of recent research into the importance of the tactile sense
Topics: Touch, Sensitivity and Specificity
Educational Films
by National Educational Television and Radio Center; Indiana University, Bloomington
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Artists : Jack Tworkov Shows artist Jim Dine at work and at home; includes footage of Dine discussing his life, his artistic development, and "what is called ugly" in his work. Examines a number of Dine's works from different periods, including his tie paintings, tool paintings, palettes, collages, and "happenings"; considers Dine's concern with objects in his work.
Topic: Tworkov, Jack
Educational Films
by Nuremberg (Germany). Freiherrlich von Tucher'sche Brau-Administration. Abteilung Berlin
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Educational Films
by American Broadcasting Company; McGraw-Hill Book Company
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With teacher's guide
Topic: Public welfare
Educational Films
by Johnston, Ron; Romer, John; Scorer, Mischa; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
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FFH 867
Topics: Bible, Civilization, Ancient, Study skills
Educational Films
by National Safety Council; Journal Films, inc
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With teacher's guide
Topic: Lifting and Carrying.
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Equity Funding Corporation of America, Insurance fraud
Educational Films
by Hertz, Louis Heilbroner
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A presentation of slot car racing, covering the history of the sport, equipment, choosing components and planning a system, electric power, operating techniques, customizing or constructing cars, trackside equipment, combining with model railroads, and cubs
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Topics: Model car racing, Automobiles
A/V Geeks
by William Boundey; BFA
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Two youngsters meet a magical character who teaches them the names of coins, the value of each coin in relation to its purchasing power, and how to make change. For primary grades.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Money -- Juvenile films, Coins -- Juvenile films, Money.
Educational Films
by Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863. Bearskinner; Film Ideas (Firm)
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Recreation of: The Bearskinner by the Brothers Grimm
Topics: Fairy tales, Courage
Educational Films
by National Film Board of Canada
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An introduction to music appreciation which uses live-action and animated sequences accompanied only by music. Playfully introduces musical notation and symbols and demonstrates terms such as allegro, presto, and forte through the interplay of visual activity and music
Topics: Music appreciation, Musical notation, Music
Educational Films
by CB Communicators
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Director, Charles J. Bailey Questions the use of capital punishment from the viewpoint of those most closely involved: governors, execution squad members, correctional employees, and inmates. Includes footage of actual execution, showing its preparations and procedures and the effect on those performing the execution Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Questions the use of capital punishment from the viewpoint of those most closely...
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Capital punishment, Employees
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Edgar Ulmer
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This film courtesy of The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) DIRECTOR: Edgar Ulmer. SPONSOR: National Tuberculosis Association. CAMERA: J. Burgi Contner. EDITOR: Marc Asch. SOUND: Dean Cole. NARA ARC Identifier: 98567 Produced in both English and Spanish, the film focuses on the Lopez family, now motherless because of tuberculosis. When Consuelo, the daughter of the family, begins to manifest symptoms, she prays fervently, though a “wise padre,” as the credits would have...
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Educational Films
by Muggeridge, Malcolm, 1903-1990; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; Ambrose Video Publishing
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Produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Topics: Kierkegaard, Søren, 1813-1855, Philosophers
Educational Films
by Wales, Hugh G., ed
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De 1947 à 1950, l’Office National du Film du Canada produit une série de 4 films thérapeutiques intitulée Mental Mechanisms suite à l’initiative de psychiatres du Allan Memorial Institute (Département de psychiatrie de l’Université McGill & de l’Hôpital Royal-Victoria) souhaitant introduire l’image mouvante à leur expérimentations en thérapie de groupe. The Feeling of Rejection (1947) est le premier film de cette série. (Martin Beaulieu, 2014)
Topic: Marketing research
Educational Films
by WABC-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
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A historical overview of the struggle for racial equality in America. Focuses on the role of Martin Luther King, Jr., and includes footage of major events in the civil rights movement
Topics: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968, African Americans, Baptists, Clergy
Educational Films
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Basic instructional film for classroom use
Topic: Motion pictures
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation; Films Incorporated
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Title on container: Power of the poor
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Church work with the poor, Church work with the poor, Economic...
Educational Films
by Carmichael, Robert; Lowe, Greg; Huntley, Timothy; Sports Imagery Inc; Pyramid Films, inc
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Bennett, Beth, Hill, Lynn, 1962-, Rock climbing, Women mountaineers, Mountaineers
Educational Films
by M/S Productions
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Jean Mudge, Bayley Silleck
Topics: Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886, Poets, American, Homes
Educational Films
by Bailey Films (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.); Central Washington State College
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Director, Frank Bach; creator of animation, Don Fenton; photographer, Harley Jones; editor, Nancy Ross
Topic: Child artists
Educational Films
by Granada Television International
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First released in England
Topics: Bible, Christianity, Religion and science
Educational Films
by Chase, Doris, 1923-2008; Perspective Films (Firm)
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Producer, Elizabeth Wood
Topics: Chase, Doris, 1923-2008, Arts, American
Educational Films
by Morton Schindel, Weston Woods Studios
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Parallel title with Spanish narration. Based on the book Stone Soup written and illustrated by Marcia Brown. Uses the pictures and text of Marcia Brown's version of an old folk tale to tell about three tired, hungry soldiers who trick the suspicious, stingy peasants of a French village into providing them with a banquet.
Topic: Folklore
Educational Films
by University of California. Department of Biology; University of California. Instructional Media Library
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Analyse du vol des grandes chauves-souris dans une soufflerie expérimentale, à l'aide de cinéphotographie ultra ralentie. Vues frontale, dorsale et latérale
Topics: Roussettes (Mammifères), Animaux
Educational Films
by Broadman, Richard
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Traces the alteration, through economic and political influences, of the Parker Hill area of Roxbury in Boston. An ethnically mixed family neighborhood, at present largely Irish Catholic, is now the location of a racially tense public housing project (named Mission Hill for a local church) which is occupied mainly by blacks
Topic: Social conditions
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc
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With teacher's guide
Topics: Art., Spain., Art- Galleries and museums., Spanish language.
Educational Films
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Describes and illustrates interactions between electromagnetic and velocity fields which are central to magnetohydrodynamics; discusses changes in pressure fields and changes of vorticity
Topics: Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation, Magnetohydrodynamics, Magnetohidrodinámica,...
Educational Films
by United States. Agency for International Development. Office of Population; National Audiovisual Center
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With sound track in Spanish
Topics: Birth control, Family Planning Services, Government Agencies
Educational Films
by Stone (I. F.) Project (Firm)
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Presents a portrait of Izzy Stone, who created a newspaper to bring the truth to the common man
Topic: Stone, I. F. (Isidor Feinstein), 1907-1989
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Second edition
Topic: Frontier and pioneer life
Educational Films
by Landmark Films; Nomad Films International
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Producer, Douglas Stanley ; director, John Jacob and Richard Tombelson ; music, Frank Strangio
Educational Films
by Landmark Films; Nomad Films International
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Producer, Douglas Stanley ; director, John Jacob and Richard Tombelson ; music, Frank Strangio
Educational Films
by Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de, 1900-1944
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Johnny Appleseed: A Legend of Frontier Life SummaryDiscusses the life of Johnny Appleseed who./anted to improve the world for all living creatures. A story about Johnny Lingo, who bargains for a wife according to the tradition of the island, is used to show the self-worth of an individual is augmented by love and esteem. Grade level: grade school through college adult. This film isn't in the public domain. The copyright is owned by Phoenix Learning Group, Inc. For information on using footage...
Topics: FOLKLORE., Biography., Frontier and Pioneer Life.
Educational Films
by Michigan Foundation for the Arts; Marx/Handley Productions; Little Red Filmhouse (Firm)
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Traver, Robert, 1903-1991, Authors, American, Judges
Educational Films
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favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Guidance in Personal Matters, Sports and Recreation., Friendship.
Educational Films
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Script consultation and narration, Maxine Sporr Schoggen; cinematography, Susan Norton, James M. Smith; sound, Peter J. Smith; editing Mark Krigbaum; continuity, Louis Hough
Topics: Child development, Play groups, Education, Preschool
Educational Films
by Schwartz, Alice M. (Alice Matilda), 1918-2002; Pennsylvania State University
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Produced and directed by Dr. Alice M. Schwartz. Deposited by the Art and Music Education Department, The Pennsylvania State University
Topic: Art
Educational Films
by Fichman, Niv. pro; Sweete, Barbara. pro; Fichman-Sweete Productions
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Produced with the assistance of the Ontario Arts Council
Topics: Schafer, R. Murray (Raymond Murray), 1933-, Performance art, Music, Happenings (Art)
Educational Films
by Holway, Jerry
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Directed and produced by Jerry Holway
Educational Films
by American Media Incorporated
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Shows how to implement good customer care into all levels of organization, focusing on understanding customer's problems, needs, and wants
Topic: Customer relations
Educational Films
by Bryan, Sam; International Film Foundation
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Produced by Sam Bryan
Topic: Travel
Educational Films
by Ellis, Ralph C; Carrick, William; Phoenix/BFA Films & Video
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Title from data sheet
Topic: Beavers
Educational Films
by National Broadcasting Company; McGraw-Hill Book Company
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Rabbit Hill Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Tells how the small animals who live on Rabbit Hill are affected by the new owners who move into the big house and plant a garden.
Topics: Animals, Children's films
A/V Geeks
by Sid Laverents
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One of the A/V Geek's favorite filmmakers, Sid Laverents, makes an educational film about the life cycle of the butterfly.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: butterflies
A/V Geeks
by Centron Corporation.
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Explains basic physical principles involved in launching, flying, and controlling an airplane. Uses animation to demonstrate how the shape of the airfoil produces lift during flight. Also features some of the most modern aircraft in the world.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Aerodynamics -- Juvenile films, Airplanes -- Juvenile films, Aerodynamics.
Educational Films
by New York University
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Unstaged record of a combined first and second grade liberal open classroom where reading is taught by capitalizing on the children's own significant experiences. The students relive the experiences in words and see the words in written symbols
Topics: Reading, Reading (Elementary)