9. John Logie Baird and mass communication
The tutorial: learn the song
We start in 1909 in Dover where Louis Bleriot has just made the first crossing of the English Channel by aeroplane.
Then we hear about morse code, gramophones, radio, photographs and television...and finally the development of computers, the internet and the dawning of the 21st century...and wonder, 'where next?'
The song: 'Communicating, communicating'
The opening of 'Also sprach Zarathustra' by Richard Strauss
This is the music used by the BBC for the Apollo launches in the 1960/70s and also the film '2001 - A space odyssey'.
How would the children describe the music?
Can they say why this might be good music for showing a rocket taking off for space?