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Social Media Toolbox

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The internet as well as the popularity of and availability of personal electronic devices equipped with social media has changed journalism forever. Here's a collection of resources that provide student journalists the tools they need to...
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WWII: Global Conflict, Persecution, and Unsung Heroes

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Many historians would classify World War II as a global turning point in the 20th century. See if your middle schoolers agree with such an assessment with a collection of lessons and activities on the second Great War. Lessons cover an...
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Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The reporting, both in professional news sources and on social media, of the events surrounding the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri provides 21st Century learners with an opportunity of consider how social media can...
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Why with Bill Nye!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Find out Why with Bill Nye in a nine-video collection in which he details the science behind NASA's  Juno Mission to Jupiter.  Although dated, the satellite was launched in 2011 and went into orbit around Jupiter in 2016, the science...
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The Effects of Earth’s Upper Atmosphere on Radio Signals

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Assist your class with understanding how Earth's atmosphere is affected by radio signals. They discuss current knowledge of radio waves and construct an aluminum screen to mimic the effects of the ionosphere. They continue the lesson by...
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Radio Reception and Transmission

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
After reading about radio transmission, application, and the difference between AM and FM, small teams of engineers use a kit to construct an FM radio and then send and receive broadcasts. This is an ideal activity for middle school STEM...
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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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Make a Low Energy Radio Transmitter

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do you demonstrate radio transmissions? Pupils build a low-energy radio transmitter by constructing two coils from magnet wire and connecting them to audio/phone plugs. The resource provides the details on how to build the...
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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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Broadcasting Codes

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Let your learners be the judges for a series of case studies that focus on broadcast codes in Canada. In order to familiarize your class with the codes and guidelines that govern the broadcasting industry, in particular Canada's...
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Broadcast News

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Just because a story is on the news doesn't mean it's being presented fairly. Analyze news broadcasts with a instructional activity focused on evaluating television journalism. At home, kids watch a news show and note the stories...
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Radio Waves and the Electromagnetic Spectrum

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A discussion of radio waves and the electromagnetic spectrum starts an innovative instructional activity about wavelengths. Then, a guided practice problem on how to convert kHz to wavelength gets pupils on the right track. Finally,...
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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 Waves and Electromagnetic Fields

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Radio waves can travel through concrete, wood, and bricks — that's power! Watch as radio waves are broadcast by moving an electron manually or by having it move on its own. Learners see how radio waves travel in waves and can manipulate...
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Radio Program

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify and assess the impact of unions on workers, management, and community. They listen to radio stories, students are asked what can they conclude about the impact of unions on the lives of the workers, management, and...
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Cinema, Radio, and Television: Crash Course History of Science #29

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The earliest movies were a whopping one minute long! While the practice has evolved quite a bit over time, the invention of the movie camera was significant in its time. A video describes how not only movie cameras but also radio and...
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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.
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Radio: merit badge

For Students 5th - 12th
In this radio worksheet, learners 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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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 Broadcasting Before Television

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

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners present a 2-3 minute version of a newscast. They include three of the following: news, current events, weather and sports. They design a poster to include at least four pictures to be referenced in the report. They review and...
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Family Newscast

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students report on family trends, functions of the family and various ways of selecting marriage partners. In this family lesson plan, students act as editors, commercial skits, and writers for a newscast about families.
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Diversity in Media: Looking Critically at What We See

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
This learning experience fosters awareness of representations we see, and don't see, in the media. Learners list TV programs, games, and films they enjoy, identify characters' ethnic, religious, (dis)ability, and sexual orientation...
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Radio Program #7: The Impact of Early Radio

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine and interpret the experiences of persons who lived in the early days of radio. identify the technology, program content, and social aspects of early radio listeners. They interview parents for their experiences....

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