From Chalkboards to Computers: How Schools Have Changed

From Chalkboards to Computers: How Schools Have Changed

by Jennifer Boothroyd
     
 

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Many kids take backpacks to school. Many teachers Write on dry-erase boards or use computers. But long ago, these tools didn't exist. Students carried their books with book straps. Teachers wrote on black chalkboards. In what other ways has school changed? Read this book to find out!

Overview

Many kids take backpacks to school. Many teachers Write on dry-erase boards or use computers. But long ago, these tools didn't exist. Students carried their books with book straps. Teachers wrote on black chalkboards. In what other ways has school changed? Read this book to find out!

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Children's Literature - Hazel Buys
Whether reading, writing, or arithmetic, the way children learn in school has changed dramatically over the past decades. Full page photographs, in black and white, depict children choosing books from a card catalogue in a library, playing ball games in old-style gym uniforms, and teachers writing on chalk boards. These pictures contrast with full color images of boys and girls using dry-erase boards connected to computers, students using backpacks instead of book straps, and school cafeterias where children pay with lunch money computed in electronic lunch accounts. The images do a good job of expressing the huge change in schools that has taken place since the early part of the twentieth century, even without the accompanying text. The text, presented in two to three short sentences per page, is set apart in contrasting color and type or highlighted in text boxes. The visuals are energetic, colorful and engaging. This book, one in the "Comparing Past and Present" series, closes with a list of names to know, a glossary, a list of further reading, an index, and would be a good addition to a preschool or lower elementary school library. Reviewer: Hazel Buys

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761367444
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Series:
Lerner Comparing Past and Present Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
839,843
Product dimensions:
7.88(w) x 10.47(h) x 0.31(d)
Lexile:
590L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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Meet the Author

A former elementary school teacher, Jennifer Boothroyd has written many nonfiction books for children.

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