Lesson Plan

Teaching TV: Television Techniques

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 create their own media productions to learn how television uses technology and film techniques to communicate meaning.

Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate:

  • understanding and use of basic techniques used to create effective fixed images
  • understanding and use of basic techniques used to create effective sound
  • appreciation of the role of techniques in producing effective media images and sound

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

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