A dramatized radio broadcast version of War of the Worlds by H.G. Welles scared thousands of people, having them believe they were under attack by Martians. People flooded newspaper offices and radio and police stations with calls. Scores of adults reportedly required medical treatment for shock and hysteria. Shows how much faith people put in the radio back at that time.
The "World Times" is a set of newspaper articles handed out in the World War One Simulation. The Article on the Assassination of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand is the catalist that starts the simulation. After the newspaper is passed out to all the countries, Serbia and Austria-Hungary are assigned to write public statements to be read to the class the next period (1914). The conditions are set for war! http://www.historysimulation.com/WorldWarI.html #SSchat #HistoryTeacherchat