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Hi all, I just received this announcement from the FTC for some great curriculum resources on advertising. The FTC is doing excellent work in the creation of educational material. I hope you have also looked at their NetCeteria guide for parents on Internet safety. <http://www.onguardonline.gov/topics/net-cetera.aspx> Also for high school students, this OnGuardOnline site will provide excellent instructional resources. > We thought you might be interested in the Federal Trade Commissionís newest > program for educators, students, and parents: *Admongo*. > > Advertising to American kids is nothing new. But the Internet and other > technologies have taken kidsí exposure to it to new levels: ads are virtually > everywhere. Thatís why the FTC created Admongo, a new campaign to raise > advertising literacy among the nationís tweens. Admongo is designed to equip > kids ages 8 to 12 with critical thinking skills they can use to understand > advertising messages. Watch the video > <http://ftc.gov/multimedia/video/advertising/admongo-intro.shtm> or read the > announcement <http://ftc.gov/opa/2010/04/admongo1.shtm> from the FTC for more > information. > > Teachers can use *Admongo.gov <http://www.admongo.gov/>* Ė a game-based > website Ė as well as a free curriculum > <http://www.admongo.gov/curriculum.aspx> for 5^th and 6^th grade to help > their students recognize, analyze, and understand advertising. (The > curriculum, developed with Scholastic, meets national standards for language > arts and social studies.) Other free resources include sample ads > <http://www.admongo.gov/ad-library.aspx> to use in the classroom and several > family activities <http://www.admongo.gov/parents.aspx>. > > We hope youíll check out Admongo.gov <http://www.admongo.gov/> and share the > game and other free resources with colleagues, students (or any tween in your > life), and parents. Admongo is in the public domain: You can link to it, grab > graphics for your website, and use the information in a blog post or > newsletter. > Nancy -- Nancy Willard, M.S., J.D. Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use http://csriu.org email@example.com --- Edtech Archives, posting guidelines and other information are at: http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~edweb Please include your name, email address, and school or professional affiliation in each posting. To unsubscribe send the following command to: LISTSERV@H-NET.MSU.EDU SIGNOFF EDTECH