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A lot of good teaching goes on at dailyKos.  But a lot of it doesn't get read by everyone who wants to read it, because diaries scroll by so fast.
This series is about diaries that teach and about things you want to learn.  Could be any subject - an academic subject, a skill, a hobby, almost anything - but not diaries that simply inform, or it would include all of daily kos.

What I do is, each week, search for the tags 'teaching' and 'learning' and go through jotter's lists for diaries that teach.  Then I'll post the list, with perhaps some brief comment, and open the floor to people who want to learn something specific.

You can help me by tagging diaries with 'teaching' or 'learning' when you see diaries that merit those tags, by reminding me of what I've missed, by recommending this diary, and by commenting. we go, alphabetically by diarist

Aidos told us about PTSD which is a crown of thorns.

annetteboardman took us back to the 1940s in Friday night at the movies

Asinus Asinum Fricat told us about foraging, living off the fat of the land, he also gave us water news roundup for May 2008

B obby Boucher asked if there was something fishy in the mega millions lottery  (the short answer seems to be no....)

boran2 has Saturday painting palooza

cfk talked about science fiction, science fact, and fantasy in this week's Bookflurries

claude has Saturday morning home repair

dmsilev answered questions about daily Kos in this week's FAQ forum

DrSteveB answers the question what is public health?

emeraldmaiden discussed all things crafty in this weeks WAYWO - soldiering on

Frankenoid has Saturday morning garden blogging

Frank Palmer taught about the margin of error

gmoke told us about recycled solar water, the homeless sleeping project and about methane cycle and global warming

iampunha is covering something interesting from history for every day:
May 17: Brown vs. board of education

May 18: Jacob Javits (the title is  a Republican for modern Democrats)

May 19: Johns Hopkins (a man for all people)

May 20: Thomas Edison (he didn't really invent everything we think he did)

May 21: Manslaughter, not murder, for Dan White (about the murder of Harvey Milk)

May 22: the great society

May 23: honored for bearing the flag

jaf49 gets into history in California same sex marriage: How right, how wrong?

jlms qkw talked about body and mind in this week's Fitness Monday

lineatus takes us birdblogging with Big Sur

matching mole takes us birdblogging with Birds, education, ecotourism and conservation in Ecuador

mikeplugh asks for our help with his thesis

Neon Vincent had another science Saturday

Nova Land brought us Sunday puzzles would I lie to you?

patrickz told us about big scary laser: part 1

plf515 talked about math and computer science books in this week's what are you reading?

From the comments....
revbludge has a short history of the Munich analogy:
part 1
part 2
part 3

sarahnity discussed cheap dates in this week's Frugal Fridays

Stranded Wind talked about his Apprenticeship: Week 1 (BTW, he needs an illustrator, so if you are one, or know one, check it out)

The BBQ Chicken Madness discussed wind power

Translator told us about human papilloma virus --- not just another STD; about how fats are required, but not too much; and, in What's for Dinner? about poke --- not just a weed

tullycro discussed a popular veto: how would it work and why do we need it? and about national emergency, elections, privatization, and the law

YatPundit told us that with crawfish you don't eat the dead ones

Originally posted to plf515 on Sat May 24, 2008 at 06:02 AM PDT.

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