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34 resources with the concept the radio

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Master of the Airwaves: How FDR Used Radio to Ease the Public’s Fears

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The political and economic climate during the 1930's was uncertain and tumultuous. But Americans' minds and hearts were eased with the reassuring words of their president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and addresses over the radio. High...
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Radio Transmission

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Radio waves are all around us! How do they transmit sound? Using an interactive, scholars examine how songs travel through the air. The resource explains the process from the radio station, to signal towers, to the radio unit. A look at...
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Where Did You Hear That?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Where did you hear that? is the driving question of a lesson designed to shed light on the reliable, and unreliable, news sources covering an election. Through grand conversation and media exploration, scholars examine the credibility of...
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World War II through the Radio Waves

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Young historians channel the very medium used to convey news during World War I. They create and present a five-minute radio broadcast on a particular topic from the war, such as the roles of African Americans and women, war bonds,...
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Waves of Radios

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students grasp the fundamentals of radio/sound communication technology. They research why the size of radios has gotten smaller through advances of technology...from large radio tubes through transistors through microchips. Students...
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The Electromagnetic Spectrum and Light

For Teachers 9th - 12th
You could call this five presentations rolled into one resource! The first topic of concern is the characteristics of electromagnetic waves.The electromagnetic spectrum is examined next, followed by the behavior of light. Several slides...
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Radio News

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Part of a larger unit from the Media Awareness Network on media literacy, this particular lesson plan focuses on the medium of news radio. Small groups participate in discussions on their radio listening habits as well as the...
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"War of the Worlds": A Broadcast Re-Creation

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Why did Orson Welles' 1938 Broadcast of a adaptation of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds cause such a panic? To answer this question, class members listen to the original broadcast and research the panic that resulted. They then engage...
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The Truth About 10 Famous Inventions

For Students 9th - 12th
A scientific video focuses on ten famous inventions and the person credited with inventing each one. Then it describes the bigger picture of each invention and how it relied on those before them and around them. 
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Jazz Music and the Crisis Over School Desegregation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers will learn to appreciate the civil rights movement with a focus on Little Rock, Arkansas. They will also acknowledge Louis Armstrong's unparalleled contributions to American music.
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The Martians Are Coming!

For Teachers 6th - 12th
As part of a study of the power of mass media, class members use a documentary about Orson Welles' radio broadcast of an adaptation of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds to launch an investigation of how media networks spread rumor and...
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What is Inside an Alarm Clock Radio?

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
Tick tock! Viewers see the inside of an alarm clock radio and how it works as they watch the narrator of the video break apart an alarm clock radio. The presenter explains how the power unit, the housing unit, the clock, and the radio...
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Great Minds: Nikola Tesla

For Students 9th - 12th
Nikola Tesla is known for alternating current and contributing to many modern inventions. He is also known for forgetting to write down how he did things and losing his mind. 
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Radio Commercial Assignment

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Testing, testing! Following the provided script, class members are asked to create a radio commercial, complete with sound effects and background music.
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Radio

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students explain in their own words how radios work. In this technology lesson, students discuss the importance of radio today. They differentiate AM and FM bands.
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Radio Broadcasting Before Television

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students compare the radio to other forms of mass communication. In this Radio Broadcasting Before Television instructional activity, students learn the different types of radio shows in the 1920s and 30s. Students write and perform...
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The Communications Lab

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students build and test a type of communication system called a parabolic-dish receiver. This type of system is exactly like radio telescopes, which are discussed in our song. They explain how signals are transmitted and captured with...
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Communication In U.S. Society; Radio In America

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students see how radio began the modern consumer society, shaped societal views on peoples and cultures and changed family home life forever. Radio shrank the world by bringing far-away places, events, and individuals into peoples living...
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Radio: merit badge

For Students 5th - 12th
In this radio worksheet, students use their workbook to answer short answer questions about the history of the radio. Students complete 21 questions total to get their merit badge.
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Careers on Stage And Air

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create and perform a scene for play using a common fairy tale for the story line. They view and discuss a video on careers in stage and radio to identify the roles and responsibilities for each of their group members.
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Desegregating the Airwaves: Blues on the Radio

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the relationship between technological and social change. They discuss how blues became so popular because of the radio. They discuss how music can be used as a tool for cultural understanding.
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Orchestrated Hell

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students evaluate a radio broadcast by correspondent Edward R. Murrow as a primary historic source. The broadcast, popularly known as "Orchestrated Hell" recounts Murrow's experiences with a Royal Air Force bomber crew on a raid over...
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Radio, Music and Sound!

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine types of sounds and observe differences in vibrations, volume and travel. They conduct experiments with sound and music and consider the history and roles of radio.
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Radio Free School

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore radio news formats, styles, and sequences, and then write segments for a student-centered news radio program. In small groups, students develop and write news segments for a student-centered radio program.