High school students work in shops, laboratories and attend classes at various specialized and general schools in New York City
New York City USA Date:1945 Duration:2 min 17 sec Sound:Yes
Faculty members in discussions at the Brooklyn Technical High School, 28 Fort Greene Place, Brooklyn, New York City. Students (all boys) in Brooklyn Tech's architectural course, building a wood frame house and framing boats. The school print shop where boys learn to hand-set type, operate linotype machines, and run printing presses. A teacher in a science class, where.an oversize slide rule is mounted above the blackboard. A wire model of a molecule sits on a table. Scene shifts to a chemistry laboratory, where a student shakes liquid in an Erlenmeyer flask and places it on a Bunsen burner. Other students are using microscopes. A student holds a live frog. A teacher in a lab coat enters the room with several students. Several glass tanks and cages are seen holding live specimens. Next are shown boys and girls at work on sketches and sculpture in the New York City High School of Music and Art. Scene shifts away from specialized schools, to a library in a regular New York High School, where well worn edition of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy (Divina Commedia) is shown open. Teacher is shown in a typical classroom where arts and literature are being taught along with other topics in a balanced four-year curriculum.
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