Violence on Film: The Ratings Game - Lesson Lesson Plan

Level(s): Grades 9 - 12

Author: MediaSmarts


To introduce students to the rating systems for films, videos and television and to the issues that surround these classifications.

Learning Outcomes

Students demonstrate:

  • knowledge of the history of film classification in Canada.
  • knowledge of the film classification categories in their own province.
  • an understanding of the differences between film, video and television classifications.
  • an understanding of the issues surrounding film, video and television classification.

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