This lesson helps children become aware of the types of violence that appear on television, the frequency with which these acts occur, and how they respond to these acts. It begins with a guided discussion about the different types of violence and then,how violence is portrayed on TV.
We want to encourage kids to form opinions about what they watch - to react to what they see on the screen. In this lesson, children begin to think about basic concepts - such as how audiences interpret meaning, and the constructed world of television and film.
This lesson is one of a five-part unit that provides teachers with ideas for teaching TV in the elementary classroom. In this lesson, students look at the equipment used to produce television and film, and learn about the members of the film production team and their duties.