Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Orson Wells "War of the Worlds" Broadcast 75th Anniversary

Tim Childers of the L&N STEM Academy in Knoxville, TN challenged his teachers today with the following and I would like to do the same with you.

"75 Years ago today Orson Wells changed radio history with his broadcast of "War of the Worlds." The technology of the day (radio) was used to creatively make an entirely unbelievable and implausible idea both believable and plausible in the minds of millions of listeners. 

Are you using this story in your lessons today? 

How are you using today's technology to transform the lives of your students?"

NPR - 75 years ago, the War of the Worlds started a panic; or did it?
Radio Lab - The War of the Worlds Take a deep dive into one of the most controversial moments in broadcasting history