Media Literacy: Thinking Critically About Television
Reproducible handouts encourage critical awareness of the effects of television. Seven units each consist of an introductory reading accompanied by a handful of activity sheets which, taken together, lead students to multiple perspectives on the unit s theme. Main topics: the television industry, situation comedies, dramas, newscasts, sports programs, talk shows, and "reality" shows. Sample lessons: "Television in Your Household" (analyzing viewing habits), "A Vast Wasteland?" (assessing Newton Minow s famous speech), and "What Makes a Good Show Good?"
|Subject||LANGUAGE ARTS, Journalism|
|Publisher||J. Weston Walch|