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OUR ACME SUMMIT NEWS: OCTOBER 6-8, 2006 IN BURLINGTON, VERMONT
Diane Wilson, citizen activist, mother of 5, and author of the new book
An Unreasonable Woman, has agreed to give our Friday night opening keynote!
For more about Diane, her book, and ACME Summit co-sponsor Chelsea Green Press,
For more information about attending and presenting at ACME's 3rd Continental Summit,
We will be posting our "Request for Proposals" (RFP) forms and
registration information at our web site by February 1.
OUR ACME E-CLASSROOM: Free DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES
"Questioning Media: 10 Basic Media Education Principles"
"Teaching the Language of the Image: 24 Persuasive Techniques"
"Raising Media-Savvy Kids – A Guide for Parents and Caregivers"
"ACME Essential Resources – Annotated Guide"
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OUR ACME "MEDIA EDUCATION MONTHLY" RESOURCES
"Project Censored 2006" – FREE tool kit – for using "Project Censored 2006"
in the classroom.
Co-sponsored by Sonoma State University's "Project Censored."
"All That I Can Be" – FREE study guide – to accompany this student-made documentary!
Co-sponsored by New York City's Educational Video Center (EVC).
"Food For Thought" – FREE 24 page tool kit – Explore the connections between Big Media,
Big Food, and local and sustainable alternatives.
Co-sponsored by Rural Vermont.
"Hijacking Catastrophe" – FREE study guide – for use with the Media Education Foundation's
provocative independently-produced film.
Co-sponsored by the Media Education Foundation.
"Uncovered – The Truth About the Iraq War" – FREE study guide – for use with Robert Greenwalt's film.
Co-sponsored by Robert Greenwalt productions.
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ON OUR ACME BLOG THIS MONTH: Clooney-Fest!
"Good Night and Good Luck" Film Review(s) and Discussion….
"Syriana" Film Review(s) and Discussion
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