“Television Newscasts” helps students develop a critical awareness of how television news is shaped and manipulated and how they, as audience members may be affected by this.
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 can explore these and other questions as the activities which follow give them the opportunity to program a block of television or radio time.
In this lesson, students will produce a 20 minute news broadcast.
In this lesson, students discuss television programming aimed at children and how girls and boys are portrayed in it. Students illustrate what they dislike about portrayals of girls or boys and then create their own TV character who will counter the illustrated negative portrayals.
This lesson helps students become more aware of the stereotypes associated with portrayals of students and teachers on TV. (It is also a good follow-up to the elementary lesson TV Stereotypes.)
In this lesson, students learn how the media construct reality by studying the families portrayed on television, and comparing them to the real-life families they know: their own, and those of their peers.
In this lesson, students identify stereotypical images of girls and women as represented by female action heroes.
This lesson encourages students to analyze the differences between crime shows in Canada, Britain and the United States.
This lesson familiarises students with stereotypes and helps them understand the role that stereotypes play in television’s portrayal of life.