In this lesson, students participate in a survey that will help them better understand their attitudes and perceptions regarding sports and advertising. In particular, students will focus on how alcohol companies use sports and sporting events to promote their products and influence consumers.
This lesson introduces students to the theory behind television ratings and encourages them to explore the commercial pressures driving the medium.
To introduce students to the organizations, codes and guidelines that govern the broadcasting industry in Canada and to familiarize them with the regulatory process that exists to deal with complaints and issues within the industry.
In this lesson students consider how well their favourite TV shows, movies and video games reflect the diversity of Canadian society.
This lesson is designed to help students determine the validity of information that is presented to them on the internet.
To introduce students to the rating systems for films, videos and television and to the issues that surround these classifications.
In this lesson, students apply the “5Ws of Cyberspace” to sources of information they find online. Assuming the role of a student researching a science project, students must authenticate the information in an online article about the artificial sweetener, aspartame.
In this lesson, students explore the nature of stereotypes by looking at the negative image of the TV dad as presented in situation comedies (sitcoms) and advertisements.
In this lesson, students apply their searching and critical thinking skills to learn how to find legitimate online sources for downloading and streaming movies, music and videos.
This four-lesson unit on search skills and critical thinking teaches students how to target and specify their online searches to avoid unwanted results, how to judge whether a link, search result or website is legitimate or phony, and how to find legitimate sources online for media works such as music, videos and movies. In this lesson, students apply what they have learned in the first two lessons to find and verify information online.