florence oths – oths i loved & othisaivu’d

02/06/2020

L O V E L Y. :-)

In the early 1980s (yes, everything on this blog is at least 30 years young, ha!), I was a ‘volunteer-weekend teacher’ for Govt school ‘educated’ kids in Taramani and in Nanganallur, ISTR that this went on for some 4-5 years – and  (also because of this reason) I was always on the look out for good ideas, books & science stories to take to my kids. And, in this process – read tonne-loads of  fiction/non-fiction of Terry Prattchet, Douglas Adams, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Stanislaw Lem, HP Lovecraft , Robert Anton Wilson, Robert Heinlein, Ursula Le Guin, Philip Dick and the like.

Ah, the sweet remembrances of the things past…

…And in this exhilarating process – I chanced upon this 1963 published book in the library shelves of USIS (United States Information Service – as the current US consulate off Gemini Flyover in Chennai was known then) and finished it in one sitting in the library – it is/was such a small cutesy, clueful book of 50 odd pages anyway; but very beautifully produced. (IIRC, I used some parts of the text for my ‘classes.’)

As the title says clearly, it is about:

Teaching to Meet the Challenges of the Space Age, A Handbook in Aerospace Education for Elementary School TeachersFlorence V. Oths

Our Teachers (elementary as well as secondary) can still benefit by it. Or for that matter can, any one who is not very lettered in science but wants to explore working with kids on some basic ideas…

Now, thanks to the wonders of the Internet (and to the relentless scanners of books all over the world who are heavenbent on bringing all kinds of the collective whizdom of the humankind to plebs like us, to whom my respects & immense gratitude!) it is available at Google. Hurrah!

Today, I chanced upon this tome, and oh boy, didn’t I trip the light fantastic? B-)

Teaching to Meet the Challenges of the Space Age, A Handbook in Aerospace Education for Elementary School TeachersFlorence V. Oths

Enjoy.

 

 

 

3 Responses to “florence oths – oths i loved & othisaivu’d”

  1. K.Muthuramakrishnan Says:

    Thank you. Mr.Ram.I just had a glance of the book. seems to be interesting. I shall read it fully tomorrow. I shall recommend to the teachers of Sevalaya.

  2. Girishankaran Kannan Says:

    Dear sir,
    The pdf version of the book is also available in

    Click to access 19750066545.pdf


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