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The Student's Manual

For generations, the Student Manual was the main reference material in Argentine classrooms.

Manual del Alumno

During the school season, the “ Student's Manual ” was an efficient support in the study of literary  language  and initiation, history and civic instruction, natural sciences, geografí a and mathematics. The available versions were for 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade. There was no seventh grade, since it began in Lower First, Continuing with Upper First, Second Grade, etc. The teachers were in line with the development of the program, which perfectly coincided with the theme of the “Manual”.

The “Student Handbook” was both useful and practical, since there was no need to search other sources to find the  information  requested or taught by the teacher on duty. The system was similar for all grades, so that once one became familiar with its management, the methodology was the same for the following years. Undoubtedly, the use of the “Student Handbook”, was a very useful tool to increase children's knowledge in the  classroom  and at the time of passing to the front or in written tests. We were attending class from Monday to Saturday, there were few holidays and  teachers  did not strike, so we benefited from an education that complied with the development of the Teaching Programme for each school cycle. But “The Student's Manual” was not the only one. At that time, there was also the publication “Matters” of geography, history, civic instruction and  nature , by Arturo Vinardel. It was the competition of the “Manual”, back in the 1940s. Educational and positive competition, in that Argentina yesterday.

Publication Date: 08/11/2020

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