Lesson Plan

Violence on Television - Lesson

Lesson Plan

Level: Grades 11 - 12


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

Learning Outcomes

Students 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 on television, and the codes and guidelines used by the Canadian broadcasting industry to regulate violent 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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