DEC Scan Journal : February 2011
Scan Vol 30 No 1 February 2011 56 The following resources have been reviewed by a panel of teacher librarians and teachers throughout the state. Reviews of some less recent print publications are occasionally included where they have not been previously available in Australia, or have not been reviewed before and address a significant priority area. Information about reviewers for this issue can be found at the end of the review section. Classification given in Scan for nonfiction material is the 14th Abridged Dewey, although when ordering SCIS cataloguing records, the 22nd may be specified. Many more reviews than we publish in Scan go onto the DET website <www.curriculumsupport. education. nsw.gov.au/schoollibraries/>. Site reviews and some other resource reviews for a number of HSC syllabuses are also available on NSW HSC online at <hsc.csu.edu.au>. Resource reviews are provided for teachers to support their teaching and learning programs. The views expressed by reviewers are their own and should not be considered as an endorsement of the material by the NSW Department of Education and Training. Copyright for reviews is held by the NSW Department of Education and Training. Permission for reproduction of reviews in part or full for any purpose must be sought in writing. For further information contact <firstname.lastname@example.org>. USER LEVELS are given in Stages as follows: Early Stage 1 (for preschool/early childhood) Stage 1 (for lower primary) Stage 2 (for middle primary) Stage 3 (for upper primary) Stage 4 (for lower secondary) Stage 5 (for middle secondary) Stage 6 (for upper secondary) Community (for community/parent/adult) Professional (for teachers) The category KLA is intended to provide a guide as to which key learning area the resource supports. These, and the USER LEVEL, should only be used as a guide, as many resources transcend age and subject barriers. The following symbols indicate the key learning area: CA Creative Arts English English HSIE Human Society & Its Environment Languages Languages Mathematics Mathematics PDHPE Personal Development/Health/Physical Education Science Science SciTech Science & Technology TAS Technology & Applied Studies and VET Vocational Education and Training CEC after a syllabus denotes that it is a Content Endorsed Course COGs indicates the Connected Outcomes Groups from the Planning and programming framework. The subheading ABSTRACT indicates this resource is described rather than evaluated. Images for internet sites are from Microsoft clip art and media <office.microsoft.com/ en-us/clipart/default.aspx?lc=en-us>. BURROUGHS, Edgar Rice Tarzan of the apes [electronic resource] www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/78 Is a virtuous character a function of inheritance or upbringing? Tarzan as the noble savage raised by apes in the African jungle became the focus of adventures that explore this question. At the same time he is a forerunner of the principle of local ecological knowledge triumphing over simplistic scientific progress. Above all he is the power of one good soul defeating evil. The boy's own flavour that Burroughs brought to Tarzan established him as a perennial hero and he is worth rediscovering in this free e-book format, as a classic archetype for the morals and skills that are still valued. V. Davidson USER LEVEL: Stage 3 Stage 4 KLA: English SYLLABUS: English K--6; English 7--10 SCIS SUBJECTS: E-books; Adventure stories; Jungles -- Fiction; Africa -- Fiction PUBLISHER: Project Gutenberg, USA, 2008 REVIEW DATE: 20/12/2010 [F] *1492666* SCIS 1492666 digital authoring tool; learning platform software e-book; e-journal; online database interactive e.g. game; learning object media presentation e.g. podcast; slide show; digital story; video; audio website must be purchased scan selected e-resources into SCIS Create orders or check SCIS Special order files 1398718* Scan the SCIS barcodes to select e-resources for your collection. = must be purchased. Changes happen daily on the internet. Sites may not be permanent or structured as they were when reviewed. Reviews indicate fees, registration or devices as needed. Icons used: Resource reviews Lizzie Chase Review Coordinator, School Libraries and Information Literacy Resource reviews e-resources Resources are listed in Dewey order.