“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.
Defining Popular Culture is part of a three-lesson unit designed to introduce students to the concept of popular culture and the role that it plays in their lives.
Popular Music and Music Videos is part of a three-lesson unit designed to introduce students to the concept of popular culture and the role that it plays in their lives.
This lesson is one of a five-part unit that provides teachers with ideas for teaching TV in the elementary classroom.
Although students are aware of news as information that influences their perceptions of the world, country and community, they are often unaware of the differences among the various media in their presentation of that information.
This lesson offers a selection of questions and activities for integrating newspaper studies into a wide range of subject areas and grade levels.
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.
These lessons are an adaptation of Grade 8 lessons from the Curriculum Healthy Relationships, by Men For Change, Halifax, Nova Scotia, a 53-activity, three-year curriculum designed for teens.