It's the Great Halloween Hoax!
In this one time class, we will explore the legendary War of The Worlds Broadcast from 1938 and the effect that it had on listeners.
Tina Hugall MHA MBA
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On Sunday, October 30, 1938, over the Columbia Broadcasting System, actor and future filmmaker Orson Welles aired an adaptation of H. G. Well's novel, The War of the Worlds (1898). They only announce that this was a radio production, and an act of fiction, before starting the program. For any listener who joined after the show started, it sounded like an actual radio broadcast. People panicked and pandemonium ensued. The cast had to sneak out of the CBS building out the back door in order to...
I have been an educator on Outschool since February of 2018. I have my MBA and MHA, both of which have taught me the value of conducting research and asking questions. I have a passion for history and learning. You can usually find me in the middle of 2-3 books or watching a documentary.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This class does touch on the imagined invasion of aliens. This is a work of fiction, but learners should be aware that many people believed it was real and were genuinely scared. There may be some Youtube videos that are seen during this class. I will share my screen and learners will not need to access them on their own.
Some of the sources used for this class are, but not limited to: Smithsonian Britannica National Geographic PBS Library of Congress
Tina Hugall MHA MBA
"The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future." Theodore Roosevelt
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