We Discover the Dictionary (1946)

14 Feb
Director  Coronet Instructional Films
Producer  Coronet Instructional Films
Contributors  John J. De Boer
Length  11 Minutes
B&W/Color  Color
UO Library Catalog description:  1 reel, SD, 16mm – Illustrates what information students can obtain from dictionaries. Points out the use of the guide words, finding the spelling words, definitions, reading diacritical marks, and that there are many kinds of dictionaries.
Call #  FILM Ma138
Genre  Educational, Instructional
Rare  No
Online  http://youtu.be/9ea4CdQPWfc
Copyright status  Coronet Instructional Films
Physical condition  Good
Oregon-related  No

Notes:

Educational Collaborator, John J. De Boer, Ph.D. was a Professor of Education at the University of Illinios.

Educational consultant: Dr Viola The- man, Northwestern University.
Illustrates what information students can obtain from dictionaries. Points out the use of the guide words, finding the spelling words, definitions, reading diacritical marks, and that there are many kinds of dictionaries.

Renamed to “Build Your Vocabulary” in 1948.  Link to purchase this film and other films by Coronet http://www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/h-w-wilson/educational-film-guide-1953-hci/page-80-educational-film-guide-1953-hci.shtml.

Coronet Films (also Coronet Instructional Media Inc.) was a producer and distributor of American short social guidance films from 1946 to the early 1970s founded by David A. Smart. The company, whose library is currently owned and distributed by The Phoenix Learning Group, Inc., produced instructional films aimed at young teenagers and high school students which were produced by dozens until the mid-1950s when production tapered off. Social guidance on topics such as dating, family life, courtesy and citizenship were typical themes of the films with occasional educational topics such as the solar system and the human body.

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