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Showing Grade 12, Unit 8, Media and Politics
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Ad Access

http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/adaccess/index.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Funded by the Duke Endowment "Library 2000" Fund, Ad Access presents images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. The site concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II, providing a coherent view of a number of major campaigns and companies through images preserved in one particular advertising collection available at Duke University. Standards 11.5.6, 11.7.6, 11.8.8, and 12.8.0 general civics

Comments: This is a fascinating window on American culture.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 82

Election 2000 - Foreign Policy

http://usinfo.state.gov/journals/itps/0900/ijpe/pj52site.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This information on the 2000 election was developed by the US Department of State for the foreign press covering the US political process. Find links to each party's convention, media, and issue topics. Standard 12.8.3 civics

Resource Type: Compilation of Links.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1063

John Peter Zenger Trial

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/zenger/zenger.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: The Zenger case arose out of the deep divisions in the political life of the Colony of New York in the early 1730s. Zenger's New York Weekly Journal (America's first independent political paper) was founded by James Alexander as a means of giving voice to the many people critical of Governor William Cosby's policies and heavy-handed tactics. Follow this important case in freedom of the press through images, a timeline, news articles, and the trial record. Standards 5.4.7 and 12.8.1

Comments: This is part of the Famous Trials page by Doug Linder of the School of Law, University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1836

Nazi & Soviet Art

http://goodart.org/artofnz.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: While the Nazi and Soviet political movements were undoubtedly among the most vile developments of the 20th century, they inspired works of art which have the ability to create art that was used as a powerful force for persuasion. Standard 12.8.3 civics

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2292

Nazi Propaganda Archive

http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/ww2era.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Read speeches translated into English, see posters, pamphlets, and instructions for propagandists. You can even read an article from an SS newspaper attacking Superman. Standards 10.7.3, 10.8.5, 12.8.3 and 12.9.1 civics

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2294

Presidential Elections 1896-1996

http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/specials/elections/index.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Still under construction, this New York Times site provides material from its newspaper and a discussion of the issues and high points from US elections in the last 100 years. Standard 12.8 all civics

Comments: What a great source to research questions about the American political process.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2514

Trial of Jesus

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/jesus/jesus.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Providing an account of the trial of Jesus presents many challenges. First, there is the challenge of determining what actually happened nearly 2,000 years ago before the Sanhedrin and the Roman prefect of Judea, Pontius Pilate. Almost our entire understanding of events comes from five divergent accounts, each of which was written by a Christian (who did not know Jesus directly) for a distinct audience from thirty-five to seventy years after the trial. Second, there is the challenge that comes from knowing that readers of this account are likely to have prior understandings of trial events that come from their own religious training--and that any account of the trial provided here that varies substantially from these prior understandings may not be easily accepted. Nonetheless, the trial of Jesus merits analysis for the simple reason that no other trial in human history has so significantly affected the course of human events. Standards 6.7.6 and 7.1.1

Comments: This is part of the Famous Trials page by Doug Linder of the School of Law, University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3217

FAIR - Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting

http://www.fair.org/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Relatively liberal media watch group that provides information about media coverage of world and national evens. Standard 12.8.1

Comments: This site should be carefully critiqued since it is somewhat biased.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1179

Fireside Chats of Franklin D. Roosevelt

http://www.mhrcc.org/fdr/fdr.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here is the complete text of 30 Fireside Chats by Franklin Roosevelt that he delivered to radio audiences from 1933 to 1944. Standards 11.6.3, 11.7.4, 11.8.5, and 12.8.3 civics

Comments: Audio versions for some of the chats are available at the National Archives.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1226

Freedom of the Press

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/Press/overview.aspx

Rating: 2, High!

Description: In the United States, the government may not prevent the publication of a newspaper, even when there is reason to believe that it is about to reveal information that will endanger our national security. Learn about the other ways freedom of the press is protected by law in America. Standard 8.3.7

Comments: This article was written by First Amendment attorney Lee Levine for the Freedom Forum First Amendment Center. It links to cases and resources.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1303

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