2 items found
Collection ID is exactly "40" AND Subject is exactly "Metric system"
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Florida is Going Metric! - brochure, ca. 1980

Florida is Going Metric! - brochure, ca. 1980

Date
1980 (circa)
Description
Brochure developed by the Florida Department of Education for use by classroom teachers to help students learn how to use the metric system of measurements. In the 1970s and early 1980s the U.S. contemplated a move to the metric system; this was part of Florida's state-level attempts to comply with the change.
Collection
"Think Metric" brochure

"Think Metric" brochure

Date
1978 (circa)
Description
Brochure explaining what was involved in a potential switch to the metric system of measurements in the United States. Such a change was being considered at the federal level, although it had not yet been approved. This publication, produced by the Florida Cooperative Extension Service and distributed through county extension offices around the state, aims to explain how the process of converting to metric would work, and what citizens would need to know to continue their shopping, cooking, and measuring habits as normally as possible. The brochure includes some basic conversions between standard and metric units of measurement, as well as advantages and disadvantages of the change.
Collection
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s1811_b003_f35_01Florida is Going Metric! - brochure, ca. 1980TextTeaching--Aids and devices
Metric system
Weights and measures
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n2009-3_b139_f12_10"Think Metric" brochureTextMetric system
Home economics extension work
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