Children being helped to identify animals under Project Breakthrough in Illinois,United States.
Chicago Illinois USA Date:1967 Duration:4 min 22 sec Sound:Yes
A documentary about Project Breakthrough by the office of Economic Opportunity Community Action Program to teach preschool children language skills in Cooks County, Illinois. African American children play in a nursery as they wait for their chance to play at the talking typewriter. An attendant asks a girl if she wants to play at the talking typewriter and she declines. One of the project officials Pamela Jung and educator Juan Tracey discuss about a disadvantage that children do not recognize the animals at the talking typewriter. The children in a classroom as the teachers help them identify animals by looking at pictures and playing with toys. Sister Mary Williams, one of the members of the Board of Advisors of the Project Breakthrough says that usage of machine for developing communication skills has made the job simple and easy. Different children at the talking typewriter. Attendants outside the booth as they instruct over the phone.
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