Seeking writers for units of high school atlas "Address: Earth"
The American Printing House for the Blind, is developing an atlas for students grades 7-12. Texts, accompany large-format maps that have been designed to meet special visual guidelines.
1.Generally speaking, each country, protectorate, or territory is a unit.
2.Items to be included as textual information for each unit are:
•Topography and climate
•Economy and Resources
•Government and politics
3. Units can vary in size depending upon complexity:
•Small units can be from 300-500 words
•Medium units can be from 501-1200 words
•Large units can be from 1201 words and up
4. Generally speaking, historical, environmental and/or cultural information is included where it has dramatically impacted topography, population, economy, resources, or recent government of the country.
5. Occasionally an interesting tidbit of information does not fit into the structure of the unit, but would benefit the unit by its inclusion. These can be handled as sidebars.
6. Writers are encouraged to use The Elements of Style, by Strunk and White, 4th edition, Longman Publishers, 1999, as a guide to writing style.
We are seeking contributors to write remaining un-assigned units covering Europe, United Kingdom, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Scandinavia, Russia and countries that once comprised the USSR, Africa, South America, Central America, Caribbean countries, and the Poles.
If you are interested in contributing to this important reference project that will help students with vision impairments for a long time to come, contact us and we will e-mail you a full description of the project, a sample unit, and other materials. Payment is negotiable. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you cannot contribute, but know of someone who can, please forward this information to potential writers.
Elaine Kitchel, Low Vision Project Leader and Editor
American Printing House for the Blind
1839 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40209-0085
(800) 223-1839 ext: 313
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