Friday, August 11, 2017

Space travel: A Milliken Full Color Transparency Book (1968)




Another beautiful classroom item. In the dark ages (1960s) classroom would use an overhead projector to show various pictures of interest. This is a book of transparencies that could be used for classroom instruction about space travel. The images are beautiful and simple.

Space Travel. Edward Ortleb and Richard Cadice. St. Louis, Miss. : Milliken Pub. Co., 1968. "A Milliken full color transparency book" 12 overhead transparencies : color + 4 duplicating masters + notes (5 pages)











 A special "slice" of what they thought the future would bring. 


There was also a couple of "ditto" masters to test knowledge of the material:





Thursday, August 3, 2017

A is For Astronaut: A Classroom "Tribute" to Apollo 16 mission (1972)




This is a pleasantly unique item. In  1971-1972 a teacher led their 2nd grade class in creating a class project about Apollo 16.  The mission was in April 1972 but from markings in this scrapbook/artist's book they had been studying the mission all school year (1971-1972)


I am fascinated by the artists' naive approach to illustrating what they knew about the mission. I also like how each of the artists developed a simple image for each of the 26 letters.  (Although there were 27 images since they had 1 more student than letter.)










 I especially like "K is for Kicking Rocks"