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ERIC Number: ED542619
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1937
Pages: 391
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Let Freedom Ring! Bulletin, 1937, No. 32
Calhoun, Harold G.; Calhoun, Dorothy; Hatch, Roy W.; Cohen, Philip H.; Schramm, Rudolf
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
This volume of "Let Freedom Ring!" contains the scripts of the 13 national broadcasts of the radio series of that name presented in the spring of 1937 over the national network of the Columbia Broadcast System. In "Let Freedom Ring!" you will find the courage, the struggle, the triumph of men and women who fought to win and safeguard liberties expressed in the Bill of Rights. Written by Harold G. Calhoun and Dorothy Calhoun after extensive research, and edited by Leo Rosencrans and D. S. Allen, script directors of the project, "Let Freedom Ring!" was presented by the educational radio project of the Office of Education, in cooperation with the Columbia Broadcasting System and with the assistance of the Works Progress Administration. To these scripts material has been added that will facilitate the use of the scripts in two ways: As radio plays over the microphone or as plays of the radio type from the platform; and as supplementary material in the social studies. For the first purpose production notes have been prepared by the New York production unit director, Philip Cohen. In addition, directions for the musical background, including not only a list of specific compositions for vocal or instrumental use, but also of phonograph records which in an emergency may be used as suitable substitutes, have been prepared by Rudolf Schramm, music director, who either composed or arranged the music for original broadcasts. For the second purpose each script is accompanied by Lesson Aids which will greatly help in analyzing the historical and social content of the scripts for use in social studies classes and provide for pupils suggestive exercises which the ingenious teacher may expand to suit the situation. The lesson aids accompanying the scripts were prepared by Roy W. Hatch, head of the department of social studies of State Teachers College, Montclair, N.J., assisted by Samuel E. Witchell, instructor in social studies, State Teachers College, Glassboro, N.J. This volume of "Let Freedom Ring!" should be used in connection with Bulletin 1937, No. 33 (ED542620), of the Office of Education, which is a manual suggesting practical school and community for these scripts, and addressed to school administrators and teachers as well as to those persons in the community otherwise interested in producing radio or stage plays. The purpose of "Let Freedom Ring!" is the promotion of a study of our civil liberties as they were formulated in the Constitution of the United States. The scripts add to the clear statements of the Constitution a background of history and drama, and a foreground of current applications, which will, it is hoped, arouse and maintain school community and interest in that essential spirit of democratic freedom which was written so directly and vigorously into the Constitution of the United States by the founders of our Nation. Individual scripts contain footnotes and production notes. [This bulletin was edited by Harry A. Jager. Best copy available has been provided.]
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)