NAEB Newsletter (Mar 1943)

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NAE3 NEW3 LETTER, Maroh 1, 1943 • •.•Page 4 In behalf of the WNAD staff, Mies Hawk stated, **We consider it an import¬ ant effort at WNAD to build a farm program for farm people in Oklahoma* Through a service of news and information to farmers we hope to reach a wider listening audience for WNAD, Oklahoma’s educational station. 11 ivrs tears of radio By Willlam &V Jdhnson, Superintendent of Schools, of Chicago: Just five years ago this ’ eek 6 the Radio Council put its first broadcast on the air. Since then it has done an average of four hundred urograms every year.••.programs planned, written and produced for classroom use* Now we are living in war-times. Our entire educational system is geared to the war effort• Not only is this true in the high schools but in the ele¬ mentary schools as well e Our educational picture has changed* j&treas upon subject matter has been changed* No longer is it sufficient to teach the history of yesterday, we must train the youngsters to live in the world of tomorrow* Aviation, mathematics, languages, geography and social scienoes, these subjects are important now and will be more important a3 our elementary youngsters grow" into high school and then into maturity. For these are the foundation upon which our elementary students will base their lives, and in basing their lives on this foundation do they not become the very basis of our city, state and nation! The new radio urogram of this semester, the WORLD OF WINGS series; the NUMBERS AT WORK n r©grams; the THOUSAND MILLION social scienoe and geography series; the LANGUAGES IN ACTION programs have been planned, written and wi3L be produoed witSh but one purpose in supplement the work of the teacher in the subject mentioned above* CHICAGO RADIO SPRING PROGRAMS ANNOUNCED. Aviation, its history, the science which makes it possible, its increasing effect on the world, and the story of its first inventors and fliers, will be told in three broadcast series for use in the classrooms of the Chioago Public Schools via station WIND during the February-June semester. George Jennings, Acting Director of the Radio Council, Board of Education school broadcast department, announced &hat the new aviation series when it started on February 17* »WORLD OF WINGS 1 * is the title of all three aeries. “New Worlds for Old,** the history of transportation and communication, will be broadcast Wednesday station WIND, 1:30*1:45 p*ra*, for the students of the middle elementary grades. On Thursdays, same time and station, ^Contact**, the scientific side of of aviation, will be broadcast* "Desfcinatiofi Unlimited,** the story of the aviation’s inventors and fliers, will be broadcast on Fridays through¬ out the semester, also at 1:30*1:45 p.m., on station WIND* Schools will reodive pictures, flight maps, north pole projection maps @ transport olane menus, the informational material from all the major air* lines'and from all U* 8. Air Corps and government agencies. These are to be displayed during the i- adio broadcasts and studied later.