ERIC Number: ED364216
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Shortwave Radio: A Tool for Integrating the Curriculum.
King, Irvin L.
Because of their geographical isolation from major population centers, many of the islands of Micronesia are without live television or daily newspapers. However, the skies of the Pacific are alive with radio broadcasts that can be received with shortwave radios. This presentation explains the nature of shortwave radio and describes how teachers can use it to motivate learning and integrate a variety of topics into the school curriculum. By tape recording international shortwave programs and making reception reports, teachers can motivate students to learn about the outside world. This requires a dedicated teacher who is willing to make the extra effort; but, with such a teacher, students in the Pacific can travel around the world on the wings of shortwave radio. Appendix A presents a sample reception report. Appendix B lists some possible broadcasts. Appendix C lists Universal Coordinated Times or Greenwich Mean Times and local times for each component of Micronesia. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Micronesia; Pacific Region; Shortwave Radio
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Pacific Regional Educational Conference (9th, Pago Pago, American Samoa, August 4, 1992).