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Hi everyone, and welcome to a history lesson with me, Miss Emmms. Let's get started and see what we're going to be doing in today's lesson.

So, in today's lesson we're going to answer the following question.

How have the ways in which we communicate changed over time? And this is Lesson 2 of 2.

So there was one lesson before this, Lesson 1, where we started thinking about communication and how the ways in which we communicate have changed over time.

This is Lesson 2, so it's really important that you've seen Lesson 1, so you're ready for this learning.

And you are with me, Miss Emms. Okay, so we're going to follow this agenda in today's lesson.

We'll start off with our star words, and then we're going to move on to a recap.

After the recap, we're going to have a look at a timeline, so we know the period of time that we're talking about.

And then we're going to move on to thinking about communication in the 21st century.

So in Lesson 1 we thought about communication in the 20th century.

And today we're going to think about communication in the 21st century.

After that, it will be time for an end of lesson quiz, where you will be able to think about your learning from this lesson and see how much you can remember.

Okay, so you'll need three things in this lesson.

You'll need some paper, you'll need a pencil, and you'll need your brain.

You've got your brain ready to go, working hard.

If you need to get your paper or your pencil, and can you pause the video now to go and get those things.

Off you go.

Right, well done.

So let's have a look at our star words.

My turn, your turn.

Star words, star words, star words.

The first star word is to communicate.

My turn, your turn, communicate.

Right, we're thinking about ways in which people communicate, speak to each other and how that's changed over time.

The next star word is technology, your turn.

Okay, so we're thinking about how technology has developed and how we are able to communicate.

And we are going to be thinking we've already thought about communication in the 20th century.

We're also going to be thinking about the 21st century today.

Okay, let's have a quick recap.

So we thought in previous learning in this unit about benefits of the world being more connected.

And I want you to see if you can use the keywords to help you.

You don't have to use all of them, but can you choose one? So they are holidays, friends, family, and work.

What is one benefit of the world being more connected? You can tell your screen.

Great, well done.

And next, another recap question.

We thought about travel and aeroplane travel.

Do you think a plane journey between the UK and New Zealand takes more or less time now than it did 50 years ago? Point to the answer that you think is correct.

Right, hopefully you're pointing to less time.

We learned that travel has become much faster and more efficient.

So it would take less time now to get a plane from the UK to New Zealand than it did 50 years ago.

Okay, we also looked at three main forms of communication.

We looked to the radio, phones, telephones and computers.

Now, let's have a reminder of our timeline.

So we've got 1900, the beginning of the century and 2000, the end of that century, and then a little farther on today, 2020.

Here's Miss Emms was born.

Here is where my granny was born.

Okay, and now we're going to move on to communication in the 21st century.

So we've thought about communication in the 20th century.

And now we're thinking about communication in the 21st century.

So we're going to think about smartphones now.

Smartphones became widely popular in the early 2010s.

Okay, that's when lots of people started using smartphones to communicate.

Can you nod your head if you've seen, or perhaps used a smartphone perhaps of a family member or your carer before, can you nod if you have? Right, smartphones are really important way of communicating.

And there are lots of things that you can do.

You can send messages, you can use the internet to communicate.

You can send emails and you can make calls.

You can do video calls as well.

They are a really useful tool for communication.

We haven't always been able to use smartphones in the same way that we are now.

Smartphones have developed with technology.

And that means that now they are really excellent tool for communication.

So have you used a smartphone before? How does a smartphone enable you to communicate? So either you're going to say yes or no.

And if you have, you're going to say, "A smartphone allows you to, go tell your screen." Well done, so a smartphone allows you to, and then you could have said lots of different things, call, text, or send messages, video call, email, lots of ways that you can communicate.

Okay, now moving on to laptops.

Laptops became widely popular in the early 2000s.

So in the first lesson of these two lessons about communication, we had to look at some early computers.

Now we refer to most computers, computers that are portable as laptops.

And that means that we can use them at home.

We can take them to different places and we can do our work or communicate using laptops by sending emails and using the internet.

And they became widely popular in the early 2000s.

When did they become popular? In the early 2000s.

Well done.

So I wonder, have you used a laptop before? And how does a laptop enable you to communicate? You're either going to say yes or no.

And you're going to say a laptop allows you to, and then the way in which it allows you to communicate.

Pause the video and answer the question now.

Great, so you might have said one of these different options, you might have said, "A laptop allows you to make video calls, to send emails, to communicate over the internet." So that's how a laptop allows you to communicate.

And tablets, I wonder if you've used a tablet before, can you nod your head If you have? Now tablets became widely popular in the 2010s.

That's when they became widely popular and lots of people started to use them.

I wonder, have you used a tablet before? And if you have, how does a tablet enable you to communicate? Can you say a tablet allows you to, go, pause the video and answer the question.

Great, well done.

So again, a tablet allows you to communicate by speaking to your friends and your family members, either by using video calls or by writing messages, sending emails or sending messages.

So you can either communicate with your voice, or you can communicate with words by sending some sorts of message.

Now leaving onto letters.

Now, this is an interesting form of communication.

Do we still write letters? Sometimes, you're right, why would you write a letter now? tell your screen.

We would write to letter because, wait, so we might like a letter, because we want to communicate with someone, maybe a family member, or maybe a friend.

Maybe we want to tell them about some things that are happening in our lives.

And it's a great way of communicating, but it does take a few days or perhaps a day if it's fast, for a letter to arrive where you'd like it to arrive via post.

It used to be an essential form of communication.

Before we had these other forms of communication that we've learned about.

For example, smart phones and laptops and tablets.

But now, are they an essential form of communication? Perhaps for some purposes, but not for lots of purposes.

You could choose to write a letter, but it's not as essential as it used to be.

Okay, everyone.

And next is going to be time for your end of lesson quiz.

And that's a chance to see what you've been able to remember from today's learning.

So good luck with your end of lesson quiz.

Well done today, you've tried so hard.

I think we deserve an awesome cheer, so we're going to do an awesome cheer like this, my turn first.

Three, two, one, awesome.

Your turn.

Three, two one, awesome.

Well done everyone on some great learning.

It's been a real pleasure to be teaching you this lesson.

Thanks everyone, bye.