October 3, 2008 -- From Frank, a reader, from Columbia SC , who is affiliated with the site.
An extension of the tremendously valuable Media Literacy Clearinghouse, this site is devoted to helping teachers use campaign commercials to teach techniques of persuasion as well as techniques of production (e.g. camerawork, visuals, sounds, editing, etc.) This is one of the most comprehensive sites devoted to this topic.
October 1, 2008 -- From Carey, from Menlo Park, CA, who is affiliated with the site.
“Sam vs. Herb Election” is a story about tactics and the emotions of their election competition. 12 election-related vocabulary words are featured (along with the Latin or Greek roots) in a 12 comic strip story. Print out individual strips by clicking on “Get a Print Out” in the Attempt Puzzle activity. All 12 strips can also be printed from this web page.