Crystal Radio

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Crystal Radio

Like game consoles and smartphones today, radios in the 1920s were expensive. Fortunately for teens back then, they could build radio receivers using cheap parts found at home and hardware stores. Wat…

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Radio Enters the Home

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Radio Enters the Home

Radio Inquiry Unit

Radio Inquiry Unit - Staging the Question RCA instruction book and catalog, 1922, David Sarnoff Library Download PDF…

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The Lone Ranger Show

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The Lone Ranger Show

Radio Inquiry Unit

Radio Inquiry Unit – Classroom Activity Listen to the Lone Ranger radio show from the 1930’s found on archive.org. Just click on the play button below to listen or use the “Visit Source” butt…

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Original Radio Program

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Original Radio Program

Radio Inquiry Unit

Radio Inquiry Unit (Featured Sources, Supporting Question 3) All of the information below is also available in the pdf linked below. ORIGINAL RADIO PLAY: Create an original radio program using the…

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“Lost At Sea”

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“Lost At Sea”

Early Maritime Navigation Inquiry Unit

Teenagers venture out for a day of fishing and experience first hand the value of maritime navigational technology. Click here to download this video from the REACH Vimeo page.  …

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Longitude

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Longitude

Early Maritime Navigation Inquiry Unit

Solving the Longitude problem was necessary to navigating the worlds oceans and opening the door to global trade. Click here to download this video from the REACH Vimeo page.…

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Power of the Sea

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Power of the Sea

Early Maritime Navigation Inquiry Unit

The video explains the important relationship of maritime navigational technologies in regards to global trade from the past through to today. Click here to download this video from the REACH Vimeo…

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Latitude

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Latitude

Early Maritime Navigation Inquiry Unit

The video highlights early maritime navigational tools used to determine latitude. Click here to download this video from the REACH Vimeo page.…

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GPS

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GPS

Early Maritime Navigation Inquiry Unit

Briefly explains how the concepts of celestial navigation are used in today's global positioning systems, (GPS). Click here to download this video from the REACH Vimeo page.…

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