Produce and Host a Podcast (CTE)


Using a themed script (such as the one that has been collaboratively written in the ELA portion of this project), produce and publish a high-quality podcast for your high school.


In this lesson, you can follow any script (such as The War of the Worlds, included), but it is written to be part of the integrated project in which a "Serial"-style podcast script is the culminating assignment. The student-produced podcast can then be posted on YouTube and shared on a school website.

Students need headphone/microphone equipment and a sound editing program such as Audacity. This lesson is the final lesson in a sequence of CTE Lessons:

If you have a class that already knows basic sound editing, this can be a standalone lesson in which you produce the famous radio broadcast, "War of the Worlds".

Lesson Times

20 Minutes
Read and shareout, War of the Worlds
30 Minutes
Produce War of the Worlds sound library
1 Class Period
Edit audio script
1 Class Period
Optional - produce Serial podcast
4 Class Periods
Post to Youtube tutorial
20 Minutes
Self assess
20 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Arts, Media, and Entertainment Arts, Media, and Entertainment
K-12 Subjects
  • Technology Education
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives


California English Common Core Standards (1)
California's 2013 CTE Standards (2)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Using the skills of an audio engineer and a given script, the student will produce a podcast to be posted on the web.
  • A student produced podcast will be posted to youtube and linked to that from a website.

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