War of the worlds radio drama
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  • 1. BELLWORK I am going to show you a quick video clip about famous UFO sightings. As you’re watching, consider how you feel about the existence of life on other planets.
  • 2. FREE WRITE
    • Use the paper I just handed out to write down your thoughts on life on other planets.
    • Do you believe there is life on other planets? If so, is it intelligent life? Is it hostile?
    • If not, why?
  • 3. The Orson Welle’s Radio Broadcast
    • On the evening of October 30th 1938, Orson Welles and the players of his Mercury Theatre were preparing to broadcast the latest in their series of weekly literary adaptations.
  • 4. Some more historical info…
    • The Halloween production of H.G.Wells' The War Of The Worlds should have been no different than any that had gone before, but before the hour was up, Welles would find himself at the centre of a perfect storm of controversy.
  • 5. The day after…
  • 6. BELLWORK
    • Get out your War of the Worlds chart…
    • Put your flash cards on your desk.
  • 7. Written Response
    • Do you think Orson Welles should have been held responsible for the public’s reaction to his broadcast? Why or why not?
  • 8.