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October 29, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo

Interesting Series Of Infographics: “The History Of Addiction”

I thought this series of four infographics on “The History Of Addiction” was interesting and potentially useful, though it really loses something when it doesn’t site its sources.

I’ve embedding the first two in this post. Here are links to find the other two:

History of Addiction – World War II and Beyond

History of Addiction – The Zero Tolerance Era

History of Addiction - The Bronze & Iron Ages
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History of Addiction - The Industrial Revolution
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September 28, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo

The Best Interactives Showing How Obamacare Works

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The federal marketplace for health care insurance opens up on October 1st. I have a very extensive The Best Online Resources For Learning About Health Care Reform list (which covers how the new law works, the history of health care reform, and medical costs around the world), but thought readers might find it useful to have a list that just shares new interactives on how the law will work.

I’ll be adding more, but here’s what I have now:

Breaking Down The Affordable Care Act is from USA .

A Personalized Tour Of Obamacare is from The Wall Street Journal.

‘How Much Will Obamacare Cost Me?’ Try Our Calculator is from NPR.

State-by-State Premiums Under the Health Care Law is from The New York Times.

How does the Affordable Care Act help people like me? is from

The Associated Press has an interactive.

Obamacare: Enrollment numbers and Medicaid expansion is from CNN.

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May 9, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo

The Best Posts & Articles On….School Lunches?

I was prompted to put this list together today after seeing a New York Times article about an eleven-year-old who is debuting a movie he made about New York City school lunches. He used a hidden camera for six months and came up with “Yuck: A 4th Grader’s Short Documentary About School Lunch.”

Here’s the trailer:

Trailer: Yuck – A 4th Grader’s Short Documentary About School Lunch from Maxwell Project on Vimeo.

It reminded me a bit of the famous nine-year old in Scotland and her Never Seconds blog. The blog has really taken an international flavor recently.

And then there was the teacher who “ate 162 school lunches — and blogged it.” You can read her blog, Fed Up With Lunch.

I’m personally impressed by the work our school’s Food Justice class did about school lunches in Sacramento, written about in this Sacramento Bee article.

Here are some related links from my The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures list:

I bet students would like to learn what schools in other countries serve for lunch. They can at School Lunches Around The World, School Meals From Around the World, and What’s For School Lunch?

11 School Lunches from around the World shows what the title describes, along with additional information about how the actual school lunch process works in each country.

U.S. Late To The Party On School Lunch Makeovers is the title of an NPR article and slideshow showing and describing school lunches from around the world.

What School Lunches Look Like In 20 Countries Around The World is a nice post from BuzzFeed.

School Lunches From Around The World is a slideshow from The Huffington Post.

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