Children work on a non-automated typewriter under Project Breakthrough in Illinois,United States.
Chicago Illinois USA Date:1967 Duration:2 min 26 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. An African American child at a non-automated typewriter for a more personalized session and for variety. The child types different words with the help of a teacher. Another child types at the typewriter. A mother speaks about the positive changes brought about in her child after Project Breakthrough. The mother says that the child has started reading story books. An African American boy reads a story book. The Supervisor for Special Cases Jenine Bloomberg says that Project Breakthrough has helped to create an interest in reading among children. The Director of Research and Statistics Division, Cooks County Department of Public Aid Walter Hudson says that the project has helped to enhance the understanding of the children about the real world through the use of language and this will improve their IQ level.
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