This in from the trickle of e-mail that has hit my mail box over the past very busy couple of days. Bonnie Bracey1 posted the story over WWWEDU that was originally posted on edweek.org.2
Science teachers, who wish to use Vice President Al Gore’s film, “An Inconvenient Truth,” can go to www.participate.net, and request the DVD. A coproducer of the film, Laurie David, said,
..that the first 50,000 teachers who request the movie for use in their classrooms would be given DVD copies, on a first-come, first-served basis.
The EdWeek story includes some intrigue where the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) was offered the film to distribute to its 56,000 members, and the association turned them down. Supporters of the film..
..questioned whether the NSTA’s stance was based on its having received funding from oil interests, including the foundations of the ExxonMobil Corp. and the Conoco Phillips Co.
So what do you think? Have you seen the film? Do you think that school children should be shown the film in class?
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1Bracey, Bonnie. “Producer of Goreâ€™s Film to Distribute Free Copies to Teachers Via Web Site.” E-mail to David Warlick.22 Dec 2006.
2 Cavanagh, Sean. “Producer of Gore.” edweek.org 21 Dec 2006 25 Dec 2006 <http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/…>.
Image: Blanco, Sonia. “en-CODE:Al Gore.” Sonia Blanco’s Photostream. 10 Oct 2006. 26 Dec 2006 <http://flickr.com/photos/sblanco/266189237/>.