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Radio Broadcasting in the Years Before Television
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The issue introduces students to the Golden Age of Radio, a time when people across the country would gather around their radios and listen to comedy, drama, music, and news—a time when they gained a stronger sense that they were part of the same community.

The lesson plan transforms students from radio listeners to radio writers. The students create and produce their own radio shows that, when finished, are performed for the class.

Note: This is an archival publication dating back to 1986 and any supplements or suggestions for off-site education may not be available.

Download "Art to Zoo: 'Hello, America!' Radio Broadcasting in the Years Before Television" (PDF).

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