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WHAT TO DO ABOUT ONE'S MISTAKES.

做错了事怎么办

This series of transparencies teaches children how to admit their mistakes and correct wrong behavior. An energetic little boy is playing with a ball and accidentally breaks a window. Classmates and their teacher think another child is the perpetrator, until the boy admits his mistake. An understanding between teacher and playmates contributes to a happy ending.

This series of 12 transparencies was produced by the Beijing Slide Production Factory, circa early 1980s; the organization that commissioned it is unknown.

'What to do about one's mistakes' is written in Chinese characters, with a bouncing red ball shown below the writing and a hole in a window in the upper left corner of the image. A round-faced, sturdy little boy with dark hair, wearing red shorts and a yellow-and-black shirt, runs along with a red ball tucked under his right arm. A round-faced, sturdy little boy with dark hair, wearing red shorts and a yellow-and-black shirt, approaches a red ball and pulls back his leg to kick it.

A round-faced, sturdy little boy with dark hair, wearing red shorts and a yellow-and-black shirt, kicks a red ball and sends it crashing through a window, which is shown with a jagged hole. A round-faced, sturdy little boy with dark hair, wearing red shorts and a yellow-and-black shirt, is shown holding a red ball tucked under his arm, scratching his head and looking worried and uncertain. A round-faced, sturdy little boy with dark hair, wearing red shorts and a yellow-and-black shirt, sits on the end of a long pipe resting on the ground. His head is on one hand; his arms are pulled close to his body;  and his feet are on top of a red ball.

A round-faced, sturdy little boy with dark hair, wearing red shorts and a yellow-and-black shirt, stands apart from a group of children who are pointing at another boy in brown overalls and a checkered shirt; they appear to be accusing him of something.  A smashed window is in the background. A little boy in brown overalls and a checkered shirt appears tearful, wiping his eyes with the back of this right hand. A teacher in red skirt and green blouse bends over, shaking her finger and scolding a boy in brown overalls and a checkered shirt while other children look on. A boy wearing red shorts and a yellow-and-black shirt stands further away, peeking at the group from around a corner.

A boy wearing red shorts and a yellow-and-black shirt is shown standing in front of his teacher with his head bowed, speaking to her as a second boy in brown overalls and a checkered shirt looks on. Two little boys, one in red shorts and a yellow-and-black shirt and another in brown overalls and a checkered shirt, gaze at one another and hold hands, seeming to reach an understanding. A teacher, in red skirt and green blouse, walks along holding the hands of two little boys who skip merrily beside her, with other children flanking both boys. Everyone appears happy and relaxed.