Quebec Competencies Chart - Facing TV Violence: Counting & Discussing Violence on the Screen

Author: MediaSmarts
Level: Grades 1 to 4
Subject Area: Violence in the Media
Lesson Link: http://mediasmarts.ca/lessonplan/facing-tv-violence-counting-discussing-violence-screen-lesson

Description: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. Using worksheets, students then survey the television shows they enjoy for acts of violence and then, as a class, compile and discuss their findings.

Cross-curricular Competencies

Broad Areas of Learning

  • To solve problems
  • To exercise critical judgement
  • To communicate appropriately
  • Media Literacy
  • Health and Well-Being
  • Citizenship and Community Life

This lesson satisfies the following Competencies from the Quebec Education Program:

English Language Arts

To Read and Listen to Literary, Popular and Information-Based Texts

  • To use a response process when reading and listening to literary, popular, and information-based texts
  • To construct her/his own view of the world through reading and listening to literary, popular and information-based texts
  • To construct a profile of self as reader
  • To self-evaluate her/his reading development
  • To construct meaning by applying appropriate reading strategies

To Write Self-expressive, Narrative and Information-based Texts

  • To integrate her/his knowledge of texts into own writing
  • To self-evaluate her/his writing development
  • To follow a process when writing
  • To construct profile of self as writer
  • To use writing as a system for communicating and constructing meaning

To Represent Her/His Literacy in Different Media

  • To apply appropriate strategies for constructing meaning
  • To self-evaluate her/his development as a viewer and producer of media texts
  • To follow a process to respond to media texts
  • To construct her/his own view of the world through the media
  • To follow a production process in order to communicate for specific purposes to a specified audience

To Use Language to Communicate and Learn

  • To use language (talk) to communicate information, experiences and point of view
  • To self-evaluate her/his language development
  • To use language (talk) for learning and thinking
  • To apply her/his knowledge of linguistic structures and features
  • To interact in collaborative group activities in a variety of roles

Ethics and Religious Culture

Reflects on ethical questions

Identifies a situation from an ethical point of view

  • Describes a situation and puts it into context
  • Reformulates a related ethical question in his/her own words
  • Identifies values and norms in the ethical question
  • Identifies tensions
  • Compares his/her perception of the situation with that of his/her classmates

Evaluates options or possible actions

  • Suggests possible actions
  • Looks for the effects of certain actions on oneself, others or the situation
  • Chooses actions to promote that foster community life
  • Reflects on the factors that influenced these choices

Examines several cultural, moral, religious, scientific or social references

  • Finds several references present in different points of view
  • Looks for the role played by these references
  • Considers other references

Engages in dialogue

Organizes his/her thinking

  • Identifies the subject of dialogue
  • Makes connections between prior knowledge and new knowledge
  • Takes stock of his/her reflections

Develops a point of view

  • Uses his/her resources and available information
  • Recognizes the existence of different ways of perceiving the subject of dialogue
  • Expresses his/her way of perceiving the subject of dialogue
  • Reflects on his/her process

Interacts with others

  • Expresses his/her preferences, feelings or ideas
  • Participates in developing the rules for engaging in dialogue
  • Expresses his/her point of view and listens to others› views
  • Asks questions
  • Explores how to overcome obstacles to dialogue