In this lesson, students become aware of the types and amounts of violence in children’s programming, and how media violence influences young viewers.
This lesson teaches children that television doesn’t always offer the best solutions to conflict.
In this lesson students develop awareness of the ways in which public perceptions of law enforcement have been both reflected in and influenced by film and television depictions of police over the past eighty years.
This lesson helps students understand the different types of “cop shows” that appear on television.
This lesson helps students understand the difference between real-life crime and criminal activities portrayed in crime shows by having them compare their perceptions about crime to actual crime statistics.
“Scripting a Crime Drama” is intended to follow lesson two of the Crime Drama unit: “Viewing a Crime Drama.” In this lesson, students will tackle the scripting of a television crime drama by looking at the plot formulas and structures that underpin this genre. Students begin by studying a script from an actual television series and then they script and produce their own crime dramas.
In this lesson, students debate the question “what is news?” and analyze and assess their own personal news sources.
This is the final lesson in a unit that explores news journalism across the media.
In this lesson, students analyze their own body image and consider what they wish they could change.
In this lesson, students explore the absence, or unrealistic portrayal, of consequences to violence in the media.