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ERIC Number: EJ713637
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Radio Days in the Classroom
Schuchat, Dan
Social Education, v69 n4 pM4 May-Jun 2005
What social studies project challenges students with interdisciplinary learning, engages their various abilities and learning styles, offers them the opportunity for collaborative work-and encourages them to speak in strange voices? The answer is an eighth grade radio drama project. For most of the month of March 2004, the entire eighth grade at Edgemont Junior/Senior High School in Scarsdale, New York, was transported back to the early days of radio. They learned about the history of radio and how it changed our society, studied some of the most famous examples of radio drama, built their own crystal radios, visited the Museum of Television and Radio in New York City, and finally wrote and recorded their own radio plays. The project was aligned with standard 1 of the New York State curriculum, "students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas, eras, themes, developments, and turning points in the history of the United States and New York." Studying the early days of radio did it all. The project is described in this article. (Contains 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York