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Monday, December 24, 2001      
  Non Campus Mentis This is an unbelievably hilarious look at student bloopers on history tests.  You might also want to see the Washington Post review. Ain't That Write?
Tuesday, December 18, 2001      
  Why teens begin to smoke Scientific research points to movies as a factor. Why People Smoke
  Word of the Year candidates, 2001 Geoff Nunberg reports for Fresh Air. If you like lists
Friday, December 7, 2001      
  Pearl Harbor: 60th anniversary commemoration National Geographic brings the attack on Pearl Harbor to life. History
Saturday, December 1, 2001      
  What is the most common crime committed in the U.S.? statistics updated Interesting Numbers
Wednesday, November 28, 2001 Help show your students how to evaluate the truth of assertions they read. Reason in action
Tuesday, November 20, 2001      
  HS seniors' science knowledge declines The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reported this data. Scientific Illiteracy
Thursday, November 15, 2001      
  Propaganda Analysis Sheet A structured process for examining propaganda Propaganda in the Classroom
Tuesday, November 13, 2001      
  Words as Weapons Read about the role language plays in war. Propaganda in the Classroom
Thursday, November 8, 2001      
  Media Use Poll Have your students compare their perceived use of media with that from a national survey. Propaganda in the Classroom
  Ad Effectiveness Quiz Demonstrate the power advertising exerts in our lives. Propaganda in the Classroom
Sunday, November 4, 2001      
  Faces of the Enemy War propaganda from many sides Propaganda in the Classroom
Tuesday, October 30, 2001      
  Dueling Posters another lesson in visual literacy Propaganda in the Classroom
Wednesday, October 24, 2001      
  A Propaganda Bibliography Books you must not miss! Propaganda in the Classroom
Monday, October 22, 2001      
  Crazy English Explore ways to use Richard Lederer's "ultimate joyride through our language". Lesson Ideas
  How Much Is An Education Worth? statistics updated for 2000 Interesting Numbers
Wednesday, October 10, 2001      
  Online Propaganda Resources Propaganda techniques and logical fallacies explained; and PR firms watched Propaganda in the Classroom
Tuesday, October 9, 2001      
  Why People Smoke Give your students a lesson in visual literacy. Propaganda in the Classroom
Saturday, September 29, 2001      
  World Audit a fascinating collection of information on nations and global issues The World in a Room
Wednesday, September 19, 2001      
  Rock of Ages, Sands of Time 500 million years of the earth's history depicted in 544 contiguously painted panels Putting Time In Perspective
Monday, September 17, 2001      
  Terror Attack Cartoons See how the nation's cartoonists responded Cartoonist for a Day
  The attack in perspective Voices of reason in an emotional time Reason in action
Friday, September 14, 2001      
  Researching Moral Choice Scientists scan our brains Tough Choices
  Q&A: Terrorism's Ethical Components Rushworth Kidder's perspective on the World Trade Center attack and the U.S. response Tough Choices
Sunday, September 9, 2001      
  What's New A physicist looks at science as it is reported in the news and used/abused by politicians and others. Web sites that deal with "fact" and Science News
Saturday, July 28, 2001      
  Your Day in History assignments Internet research assignments Today in History
  Historical Atlas of the 20th Century a bonanza of 20th century statistics Online Reference works
Thursday, July 5, 2001      
  The right to bear arms Does the 2nd amendment give U.S. citizens a right to own any and all firearms? Is That A Fact?
  History Close to Home Involve your students in the past, their families and web page production. Lesson Ideas
Sunday, June 10, 2001      
  Silver Blaze Replacing Sherlock Holmes, can your students locate Silver Blaze and identify the killer of John Straker? Logic to the Rescue
Monday, June 4, 2001      
  Logic to the Rescue If a person says, "I am lying at this moment", is he lying or telling the truth? Lesson Ideas
Tuesday, May 22, 2001      
  Middle school physical science textbooks skewered "None of the books - not a single one - was deemed adequate by nine primary reviewers and a host of other experts who offered comments." Scientific Illiteracy
Saturday, May 12, 2001      
  Astronomy Picture of the Day NASA images show the cosmos in all its glory. Worth a daily look
Thursday, May 10, 2001      
  Becoming Human a rich, elegant, understandable introduction to the scientific evidence for human evolution Scientific Illiteracy
Wednesday, May 2, 2001      
  Damned Lies and Statistics True or False? Every year since 1950, the number of children gunned down has doubled. Is That A Fact?
  Execution Documentaries links to web sites for two NPR documentaries Tough Choices
Monday, April 30, 2001      
  Kids and Guns Mike Males reports on the mass media's distortions. How safe are schools?
Saturday, April 28, 2001      
  Ellis Island Records primary source materials via the web History
Friday, April 27, 2001      
  The Rosetta Project preserving humanity's linguistic heritage A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia
Tuesday, April 24, 2001      
  Wide as the Waters The fascinating story of the efforts to translate the Bible into English. The Lord's Prayer and the evolution of the English language
Tuesday, April 10, 2001      
  The Jungle and its successors Read about food processing in the U.S. What's That?!
Wednesday, March 28, 2001      
  The Real Computer Virus - Misinformation a reporter looks at "false facts" on the Internet Is That A Fact?
Tuesday, March 27, 2001      
  Cartoonist for a Day Teach your students to ferret out messages in editorial cartoons. Lesson Ideas
Monday, March 26, 2001      
  Dodging the Bullet Solid advice on what should be done to make schools better and safer. How safe are schools?
Thursday, March 22, 2001      
  Moon landings faked! So claimed FOX TV in an infamous documentary. Is That A Fact?
Saturday, March 10, 2001      
  Escaping Mind Traps Challenge your students to identify and move beyond their assumptions. Warm-up activities
Sunday, March 4, 2001      
  The Great Idea Finder Invention facts and history The Change Game
Monday, February 19, 2001      
  Powerful Days Civil Rights Movement Photographs History
Wednesday, February 8, 2001      
  What's That?! show students food from a different perspective Warm-up activities
  Journalism Ethics Cases Online explore ethical issues in journalism Tough Choices
Monday, February 5, 2001      
  History Buff see how the media covered historical events History What's happening outside the U.S.? News sites to look at every day
  Innumeracy's Revenge a report on some of the social costs Internet Sites with Interesting Numbers
Thursday, January 4, 2001      
  Theoni Pappas If you are unfamiliar with Theoni Pappas' work, prepare yourself for a treat. Books that deal with Interesting Numbers

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