In addition to the Web resources included in the guide, students and their teachers might want to take a more detailed look at sites devoted to Wal-Mart.
Media literacy note: As with all issues, especially ones that are politically charged, students must learn to be savvy and discriminating readers. No Web site can provide all the information a student needs to know, and teachers should encourage students to "interrogate" Web sites even as they are reading. Guiding questions as they work through these activities should be: What did you learn from this source? What didn't you learn from this source? Who sponsors this source? What bias might the sponsor have? What sites does the source link to?
Is Wal-Mart Good for America?
Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to Town
2004 Pulitzer Prizes -- National Reporting -- Los Angeles Times
Union-4-Wal-Mart - The Official Nationwide Campaign Web site
Joel Bakan. The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power (Free Press Books, 2004) This book by a law professor and legal theorist makes the argument that corporations, if unchecked, can lead to disgrace and destruction.
Robert Slater. The Wal-Mart Triumph: Inside the World's #1 Company (Penguin Group USA, 2004) This book offers insights into Wal-Mart management and the company's worldwide expansion. It also examines Wal-Mart's response to its critics and competitors.