Lesson Plan

Crime Perceptions Quiz - Lesson

Lesson Plan

Level(s): Grades 9 to 11

Author: This material has been adapted, with permission, from a unit developed by Mark Zamparo, an Ottawa-based media educator.


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.

Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • understand how crime shows construct reality
  • appreciate the differences between the constructed reality of crime dramas and crime in real life

This lesson and all associated documents (handouts, overheads, backgrounders) are available in an easy-print, pdf kit version.

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