Date of Award

Summer 8-1-1961

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Charles W. Wright

Second Advisor

Ralph D. Gustafson

Third Advisor

Kenneth R. Berry


The purpose of this paper was first to serve as a guide to the selection of free and inexpensive teaching materials. This included criteria for evaluating as well as sources for the materials. Secondly, it was to act as a guide for organizing free and inexpensive teaching materials into a reference file to supplement the sixth grade study of Canada. Last of all, it was an attempt to classify currently available free and inexpensive teaching materials dealing with Canada and suitable for the sixth grade. This was compiled into a catalog that would enable a teacher or school to set up a reference file. Although this catalog was based on the Toppenish course of study for Canada in the sixth grade, many of the items would be of use to other districts and several are adaptable to other grade levels.