Teacher Resources
Related Links
Smoking

http://www.tobacco.org
This is a tobacco news and information site. It provides a search function that you can use to find news briefs dealing with tobacco by category, lawsuit, state, country, or organization. In addition, a search function allows users to search tobacco-related advertisements by brand, product, format, and company.

http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) offers a comprehensive website about tobacco and smoking. You can access data and statistics, basic information about smoking, and information about quitting, among other topics.

http://www.thetruth.com
The "truth" campaign is a highly successful anti-smoking campaign aimed at adolescents. The campaign's high quality print, video, and web-based messages have been shown to be highly effective with youth. On the website you can get facts about tobacco and tobacco companies, watch videos, and play games.

http://www.trinketsandtrash.org
This website houses a collection of examples of tobacco company marketing techniques, including magazine advertisements, direct mail, coupons, promotions, and sweepstakes.

http://www.tobaccofreekids.org
This national campaign aims to reduce tobacco use and exposure while also exposing the marketing of tobacco to children and adolescents. The website hosts a wealth of information about tobacco, health effects of smoking, and numerous fact sheets about tobacco control policies and tobacco industry tactics.

http://www.library.ucsf.edu/tobacco
The purpose of this site is to collect, preserve, and provide access to papers, unpublished documents, and electronic resources relevant to tobacco control. Most important, it enables you to search the previously-secret tobacco documents. Although it is complex to use, it can help with a very interesting research project.


Media Literacy

http://namle.net
This is the website of the National Association for Media Literacy Education. Although most of the features of the site are applicable only to members of the Association, visitors can find a comprehensive definition of media literature as well as news alerts about media literacy topics.

http://www.medialit.org
The Center for Media Literacy is a non-profit organization providing leadership, training, and consulting involving media literacy. Their website provides many free and useful resources, including the "MediaLit Kit". There are also many noteworthy scholarly articles on their website involving media literacy in the "Reading Room".

http://www.mediaeducationlab.com
The Media Education Lab at the University of Rhode Island Harrington School of Communication and Media was founded by Renee Hobbs, a pioneer in the field of media literacy. This website has many great resources, especially for educators wanting to explore this topic more in depth. The "My Pop Studio" feature is a free online game that allows young people to learn about media literacy, and comes with free downloadable lesson plans for educators. There are also a great deal of scholarly works and other information about media literacy in the "Teaching Resources" section of the website.

http://medialiteracyproject.org
The Media Literacy Project is based in New Mexico and has delivered trainings and media literacy education to young people across the country. The "Learn" section of the website has information about media literacy as well as a "Deconstruction Gallery" complete with six pages of advertisements, some tobacco and alcohol-specific, to teach consumers about marketing techniques. In addition, the "Resources" section has free downloads about discussing media literacy.

http://www.acmecoalition.org
The Action Coalition for Media Education is an advocacy organization run by media educators. Part of its mission is to teach media literacy knowledge and skills. The "Classroom" section of the website offers free downloadable teaching resources covering a variety of media literacy topics.