Lesson Plan

Governance of Television and Radio Communications in Canada

Lesson Plan

Level: Grades 11 - 12

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Overview

To introduce students to the organizations of the Canadian broadcasting industry, and to the codes, guidelines and issues relating to violence, ethics, representation, advertising and the accuracy of news in television and radio programming.

Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate:

  • an understanding of the roles of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB), the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), and the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC).
  • an understanding of the issues surrounding the depiction of violence, ethics, representation, advertising and the accuracy of news on television and radio, and the codes and guidelines used by the Canadian broadcasting industry to regulate all content.
  • an awareness of the procedures that have been established to receive and resolve consumers› complaints.

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

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