ERIC Number: ED542620
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1937
Let Freedom Ring! A Manual. Bulletin, 1937, No. 33
Jager, Harry A.
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
"Let Freedom Ring!" is a radio program built around the Bill of Rights and the questions that these rights raise. It is the contribution of the United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education, to the Sesquicentennial Celebration ordained by Congress. The series began on Washington's Birthday, Sunday, February 22, 1937, and continued for 12 Monday nights in half-hour programs from coast to coast over 50 stations of the Columbia Broadcasting System. All the experience of the Office of Education with radio, and the services of the Columbia System went with it. Our rights under the Constitution were divided into 13 units. Each was made the theme of a broadcast, with a script that tried to carry to its listeners the accuracy of history, the sweep of centuries, and the thrill of stirring drama. The "Let Freedom Ring!" series offers us a new opportunity to aid in the teaching of true democracy, freedom, and the art of living together under the law, and of making progress--orderly progress--in this art. This Manual deals with Freedom, and with a new implement of education, the broadcast, with its techniques adapted to school activities and its values in terms of educative process. The Manual contains: (1) Teaching suggestions for using the scripts of the broadcasts in the classroom, both in separate subjects, and as part of integrated units; (2) Lesson aids for using scripts in teaching the social studies, with ample illustrative material, references, pupil activity suggestions, and bibliographies. Part 4 offers one sample of these aids; (3) Workable plans for using the Let Freedom Ring series for graduations, school assemblies, radio clubs or guilds, and auditorium classes, with or without the use of the a public address system; and (4) Practical suggestions for using the series for local broadcasting under the auspices of the school, with the aid of local clubs and organizations. This manual is divided into the following parts: (1) The Origin and Development of the Radio Series, "Let Freedom Ring!"; (2) Who May Use This Manual and How?; (3) The "Let Freedom Ring!" Series for General Classroom Use; (4) The "Let Freedom Ring!" Series for Integrated Class Work; (5) The "Let Freedom Ring!" Series in the School Auditorium; (6) "Let Freedom Ring!" Series as a School and Community Project; (7) The "Let Freedom Ring!" Series as Regular Lessons in Social Studies in City-Wide School Broadcasts; (8) Bibliography; and (9) Sample Script, Lesson Aids, and Production Notes. [Lesson Aids by Roy W. Hatch. For the 13 "Let Freedom Ring!" scripts, see ED542619. Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Freedom, Civil Rights, Learning Activities, Social Studies, Radio, Programming (Broadcast), Community Programs, Democracy, Clubs, Constitutional Law, Democratic Values, Freedom of Speech, Academic Freedom, Drama, Language Arts, Integrated Curriculum, Junior High Schools, Adults, Scripts, Educational History, Colleges, Music, High Schools
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Historical Materials
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)