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QCA scheme of work History at Key Stage 3,Unit 1.Introductory unit "what’s it all about?" - History of the Internet.

The feature-packed Podcast is intended to stimulate interest into further research and discussion on the history of the Internet and its development.

The Timeline will help students to improve their understanding of chronology and the way one event can pave the way for another.

A range of suggested activities, designed to compliment the learning, offer students a fun and interactive way of engaging in this fascinating topic. One particular activity invites students to create their communications vision of the future.

   
Podcast themes
This Podcast is intended to be an interesting starting point, to stimulate students into further research and discussion on the theme of the history of the Internet and its development....
Telecommunications services for the 1990s (1969)
Made in 1969 at the Post Office Research Station, Dollis Hill, this eight minute film attempts to predict what the future of communications may be like....
Predict the future
Draw and/or write about your prediction for the future of communications so we can feature them....
View predictions of the future
See what other's think the future of communications will look like from the best uploaded YouTube videos and drawings and stories that have been submitted to us. You can even comment on them!
Timeline
This chronology details the history of the Internet from 1940 to 2007 and will help students improve their understanding of chronology and the way one event can pave the way for another.
Lesson support material
Facts and resources to help plan lessons and designed to meet the syllabus requirements for History at Key Stage 3 Unit 1 – Introductory unit 'What’s it all about?' ....
fun and games

Can you beat our games? Explode equipment to see what's inside, hear the changing sounds of telecommunications, see how telecommunications designs have changed over time or send an e-postacard.

what's on

The UK's first permanent gallery dedicated to the history of information and communication technologies opens in the new Information Age gallery at London’s Science Museum.

audio history

Take a trip down memory lane with extracts of the interviews which have been recorded as part of the Connected Earth oral history programme.

featured story

100 years of automatic switching!
In 1912 the GPO installed Britain's first automatic telephone exchange in Epsom.

Discover the early days of the telephone...