In September 2015, we began digitizing the education books in the Prange Collection. We’ll share interesting educational materials with you as the scanning project progresses. A list of posts in this series can be found here.
When a Prange staff member was preparing “Hokkaido no shakaika kyoiku [北海道の社會科敎育]” (Call No. 411-0044) for digitization, one page caught her eye. The book, edited by Hokkaido Shakaika Kyoiku Kenkyukai [北海道社會科敎育研究會], describes the basic structure of a social science class and teaching techniques. On the end paper of the book, there is an advertisement for “Akarui mado,” an educational wall newspaper/poster intended for classroom use. The Prange Collection holds ten issues of “Akarui mado.” See examples below.
Click the images below to enlarge. The digital images of “Hokkaido no shakaika kyoiku” are available onsite in the Prange Collection.