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Old 12.06.2019, 18:49
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wanted: high school textbooks (Biology, geography, science, chemistry, history etc)

Hello Forum readers,

if you have ***new or used *** High School level textbooks, in English, Im interested and will happily collect or pay B postage (I am situated on Lake Zurich - the gold coast side) and will also pay a fair price.

Sought specially are :

Biology
Chemistry
Psychics
Geography
French
and more...

Level sought - entry level to high school, first 2-3 years.

AND it doesn't matter if they are years old

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I have one child in Swiss Gymnasium (high School) and another entering SEK (also High school) in the second half.

They find the leaning form short topics and worksheets and internet a bit piecemeal and doesn't provide broader context and deeper understanding for the topic- they're just learning to regurgitate facts, without critical inquiry ...

so as partial solution, I want to provide them with textbooks they read so the understand the topics more broadly and have theory explained properly (some teachers style doesn't work for my child, and their English is good enough when teaching science in English).

if you have some, send me a PM (personal message) , or write suggestions on where to get some int he Zurich area so others can also benefit form this info.

thanks!
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Re: wanted: high school textbooks (Biology, geography, science, chemistry, history et

I have some chemistry and physics texts but I use them for coaching, so am reluctant to let them go. Personally I think you will find some excellent resources on the net or books at Amazon. The issue is to what is suitable. Students at this level have major problems if similar material is presented in different ways, which in science it will be. GCSE and IB have a selection of set texts which are reasonably consistant. Swiss schools have so much freedom in their teaching and suitable texts may not be available (especially in English) so that teachers use their own material much more. Most students complain here about a lack of exam questions to practice on rather than wider reading requirements. testing for “understanding” is unfortunately more difficult than getting students to recurgitate facts.
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