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Date Added Title Description Category
Friday, December 20, 2002      
  Tobacco ad gallery This ad gallery, provided by Tobacco Free Kids, is a good source of ads for analysis and discussion. Why People Smoke
  Alcohol ad gallery This ad gallery, provided by The Media Literacy Clearinghouse, is another good source of ads for analysis and discussion. Propaganda resources on the Web
Sunday, November 17, 2002      
  An Animal's Place a philosophical look at the issues surrounding the relationship between humans and other animals What's That?!
Thursday, October 31, 2002      
  What is the most common crime committed in the U.S.? statistics update Interesting Numbers
Tuesday, October 1, 2002      
  How Much Is An Education Worth? statistics update Interesting Numbers
Wednesday, September 25, 2002      
  A Brief Look at Infinity Check here for ideas about introducing the concept of infinity to your students. Web Sites where you'll find Interesting Numbers
Thursday, August 22, 2002      
  Gotcha! This US News special double issue is a good introduction to human gullibility Web sites that deal with "fact"
Wednesday, August 14, 2002      
  Hollywood's Responsibility for Smoking Deaths Screenwriter, cancer survivor and former smoker Joe Eszterhas, speaks out. (This NY Times opinion piece requires a free registration for access.) Why People Smoke
Monday, July 15, 2002      
  Don't Buy It! This PBS site for kids must not be missed! Propaganda resources on the Web
Tuesday, June 25, 2002      
  Do you hear what I hear? Sound too can be used as a propaganda tool; let your students hear how. Propaganda in the Classroom
  15 Answers to Creationist Nonsense John Rennie, Scientific American's Editor in Chief, demonstrates crystal clear thinking. Scientific Illiteracy
Saturday, June 22, 2002      
  Which is more valuable, ...? I've added an online version of the Excel spreadsheet for those using Office XP and Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 or later. Interesting Numbers
  What is the average age of those currently in the room? Ditto Interesting Numbers
Saturday, June 1, 2002      
  The Media Literacy Clearinghouse If you teach about, or are interested in, media literacy, you cannot afford to miss this site.  It is a resource treasure trove. Propaganda resources on the Web
Tuesday, May 28, 2002      
  Urging women to quit Explore the American Legacy Foundation's effort to encourage women smokers to quit. Why People Smoke
Monday, May 20, 2002      
  Did Shakespeare write Shakespeare? Begin to explore The Authorship Question. Is that a fact?
Saturday, May 18, 2002      
  How big is a billion? I've revised my answer to this question to account for the fact that one billion in the U.S. and one billion in Britain are not the same. Interesting Numbers
Tuesday, May 14, 2002      
  Bad Astronomy Phil Plait, an astronomer at California's Sonoma State University, debunks common misbeliefs. Scientific Illiteracy
  Healthy Fast Food -- For Adults Learn to distinguish "better" fast food items. What's That?!
Sunday, May 12, 2002      
  How long is a second? You  might want to use this as a way to introduce the value of standards. Interesting Numbers
Friday, May 10, 2002      
  Don't Know Much About History Abysmal scores on tests of students' historical knowledge are reported once again. History
Monday, May 6, 2002      
  Voltaire wrote, .... Even quotes may not be what they seem. Is that a fact?
Thursday, May 2, 2002      
  Most Common Languages Statistics update The World in a Room
Tuesday, April 30, 2002      
  Numbers at War What percent of the Federal Budget goes to the military? Propaganda in the Classroom
Wednesday, April 10, 2002      
  2001 earnings data This is the latest wage and salary data for common occupations. How Much Do They Make?
  Science Update This program from the AAAS is available for listening with Real Audio enabled browsers. Science News Sites
Wednesday, March 27, 2002      
  The Liar's Paradox Use the web to explore this ancient paradox. Logic to the Rescue
Tuesday, March 19, 2002      
  In Times of Terror, Teens Talk the Talk a 3-19-02 Washington Post article on the effect of the 9-11 attacks on teen language Is that a Word?
Thursday, March 14, 2002      
  Sex and Death Among the Ice Cubes Do some ads attempt to manipulate us via our subconscious minds? Propaganda in the Classroom
Thursday, February 21, 2002      
  CONELRAD: All Things Atomic This online museum is not to be missed. History
Friday, February 8, 2002      
  Staying Alive One of several thought-provoking games presented by Britain's The Philosophers' Magazine Online. Word Games on the Web
Tuesday, February 5, 2002      
  Advertising Goes to War Read about what American advertisers are doing as they enlist in the war against terrorism. Propaganda resources on the Web
Monday, February 4, 2002      
  Tempus Fugit This online museum exhibit uses art from many cultures and time periods to illustrate the various ways humanity has come to see time. Putting time in perspective
Monday, January 28, 2002      
  Wage Gap Widens Access to this New York Times article requires a free registration. How Much Do They Make?
  Retronyms Geoff Nunberg discusses how technological change is reflected in the English language. The Change Game
  Lorillard sues to stop anti-smoking ads Once again a tobacco company shows its respect for the power of advertising. Why People Smoke
Sunday, January 20, 2002      
  What's Wrong With This Picture? Sometimes things aren't what they seem. Propaganda in the Classroom
Friday, January 11, 2002      
  The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America The best description of the extent to which, and how, public relations rose to dominate American public and commercial life. Propaganda books
  Making the List: A Cultural History of the American Bestseller, 1900-1999 Michael Korda's history of how we came to be fascinated by lists. If you like lists
Wednesday, January 2, 2002      
  Language Fun and Games a splendid collection of links to sites containing all manner of linguistic delight Word Game sites
  Top 10 Word Lists for 2001 from the editors of If You Like Lists
Tuesday, January 1, 2002      
  Face-off Over Guns Introduce your students to the gun control debate. Propaganda in the Classroom

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