Teaching TV: Film Production: Who Does What? - Lesson Lesson Plan


Level: Grades 1 to 6

Author: This lesson, by Elizabeth Verrall, has been adapted with permission from the Federation of Women Teachers' Association of Ontario (FWTAO) Curriculum Insert 1994 Vol. 12 No. 5. Toronto, Ontario, May/June 1993.

This lesson is part of USE, UNDERSTAND & ENGAGE: A Digital Media Literacy Framework for Canadian Schools.


This lesson is one of a five-part unit that provides teachers with ideas for teaching TV in the elementary classroom. In this lesson, students look at the equipment used to produce television and film, and learn about the members of the film production team and their duties.

Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate:

  • a working knowledge of the operation and purpose of selected media equipment
  • beginning ability to operate some media equipment
  • beginning appreciation of the need for handling media equipment carefully
  • awareness of the many jobs in film and television work

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