Suffragettes Unit Study {Edwardians}

We have just finished up our Suffragettes Unit Study. It has been one of the most interesting things we have studied. In particular, Abigail really enjoyed it and has chosen to do her final Edwardian presentation on women’s suffrage. I have to giggle at my ignorance sometimes...I was under the misapprehension that the word ‘suffrage’…

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Morse Code and Marconigrams {Edwardians}

As part of our Edwardian studies we have been learning all about Morse code and Marconigrams. Morse code was the invention of Samuel Morse, whilst Guglielmo Marconi developed the Marconigram. Morse Code and Marconigrams Who is Samuel Morse and What is Morse Code? Samuel Morse, primarily known for his portraiture, took a change in career…

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Edwardians: First Radio Broadcast

On Christmas Eve of 1906, Reginald Fessenden broadcast the first radio program from Ocean Bluff-Brant Rock, Massachusetts. The Westinghouse engineers invented the vacuum tube detector (an amplifier) which led to the use of a synchronous rotary-spark transmitter (an early radio transmitter) for this first radio broadcast. The broadcast was heard by ships at sea, and…

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1900-1910: The Brownie Camera

The Brownie camera was introduced in 1900 as the first ever portable camera, by Eastman Kodak. Made of cardboard with a simple meniscus lens, it was marketed for children and sold for $1. The Brownie No.2 was an improved model, which came onto the market in 1901. These cameras were used to promote personal photography,…

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