John Stossel from ABC, best known for his "Give Me a Break" segments is giving away his newest DVD called Stossel in the Classroom 2012.
Use segments from John Stossel's television programs—specially selected by John for the classroom—to spark thoughtful, engaging, curriculum-driven class discussions. (Homeschoolers qualify for this freebie!)
Here's what you get free with the 2012 EDITION STOSSEL IN THE CLASSROOM DVD: FREE 51-minute DVD, which includes nine segments from John Stossel television programs, chosen and edited specifically for the classroom.
In the 2012 Edition DVD are:
* Earned Success: What makes people happy? Is it money? What role does success play? This segment looks at entrepreneurship, happiness, and the American Dream.
* Cash for Clunkers: Do government programs always help? Do the outcomes match the promises? What about the unseen, unintended results? This segment looks at the Cash for Clunkers program, and its results.
* Minimum Wage: Why would anyone oppose a minimum wage? Don't all workers deserve to be paid fairly? Don't we need someone to protect workers from being taken advantage of? Is there a downside to minimum wage laws? Are there unintended consequences even to the well-intentioned minimum wage? Whom do such laws help? Whom do they hurt? This segment looks at the minimum wage and some unanticipated results.
* Title IX: Are you opposed to sexism? Shouldn't men and women be treated equally? Isn't fairness a virtuous goal? Don't we all believe in fairness? Doesn't Title IX simply prohibit discrimination based on
sex? Can good laws have bad results? This segment looks at Title IX and some unintended consequences.
* Immigration: Why do people come to America? Isn't America a cesspool of crass commercialism and greedy, materialistic people? What's so great about America that while we criticize it and try to change it, millions of immigrants struggle to come here? This segment looks at the pursuit of happiness in America.
* Entrepreneurship: Why is America so prosperous? Is it our natural resources? Or is it something more? Perhaps it's because America is a good place for entrepreneurs. This segment looks at entrepreneurship in America.
* Free Speech: Should people be allowed to offend each other? Criticize each other's views, religion, even race? Should the government protect us from offensive speech, or protect offensive speakers? How important is free speech in a free society? How unique is freedom of speech in the world? This segment looks at free speech in America and some other countries.
* Native Americans: Shouldn't the government help Native Americans? Isn't that the least they can do after taking their land? Government help does help, right? This segment looks at the plight of Native Americans.
* Live Free or Die: Is our government on an unsustainable spending spree? Does it regulate too much? And does anyone really even care? This segment looks at government debt, spending, and regulation, and advancing the cause of liberty.
There is also a free downloadable and printable Teacher Guide <http://www.stosselintheclassroom.org/index.php?p=guides_all2.html&l=2> (available in English and Spanish) with suggested discussion topics, worksheets, quizes, and activities for your classroom to supplement your "2012 Edition" video segments.
Preview the Teacher's Guide
Order your free DVD <http://www.stosselintheclassroom.org/selectdvd.php>
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