Global Vision & Media Literacy:  What do we think we know? How do we know it? Whose responsibility is it to inform us?

War, Media, & Democracy

Other Links

Reading the Word & the World: Home

 
Rethinking Schools Special Report  

Sandra Childs 6/23/07 video interview on C-Span (click on name and when asked to launch application- hit "launch.")

Books to Read 

The Things They Carried  (listen to excerpts)

The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell (listen to an interview)

War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning

Blood and Oil

Films to Watch

Control Room

The Ground Truth

Baghdad ER

Independent Intervention(check out the links!!)

 War Made Easy

No End In Sight 

Road to Guantanamo

Sir! No Sir! 

 

"We think too small. Like the frog at the bottom of the well. He thinks the sky is only as big as the top of the well. If he surfaced, he would have an entirely different view."       --Mao tse Tung

1. Explore at least four different websites at the ➢War Websites Portaportal

 

2. Analyze the websites for Authority, Credibility, Purpose, Content, and Design

 ➢Click here to download web analysis worksheet.

 

3. Publish your perspective:

➢ Blog about it at http://franklinword.blogspot.com under  WMD--War Media & Democracy

➢ Write a letter to the editor of The Portland Tribune or The Oregonian.

➢ Make a podcast newscast/radio show and get Ms.Childs to upload it.

 
 
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"I was humiliated in the shackles.
How can I now compose verses? How can I now write?
After the shackles and the nights and the suffering and the tears,
How can I write poetry?
My soul is like a roiling sea, stirred by anguish,
Violent with passion.
I am a captive, but the crimes are my captors'."

 --Sami Al Haj in Poetry from Guantanamo: The Detainees Speak
 
 A new collection of poetry written by Guantanamo Bay detainees will be published in late July. Attorney Marc Falkoff, who represents 17 Yemeni prisoners talks with Madeleine Brand about the project. And Moazzam Begg, a former Guantanamo detainee whose poetry is featured in the collection, talks with Anthony Brooks. Begg was held in Guantanamo for nearly three years, and was released in January 2005 with no charges made against him.

➢Listen to NPR's Day to Day interview on  Poems from Guantanamo


"We think too small. Like the frog at the bottom of the well. He thinks the
sky is only as big as the top of the well. If he surfaced, he would have an entirely different view."