Crime Drama Teacher Resources
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Investigate the nature of crime dramas on television. What exactly are they trying to portray? Questions and a comparison chart support learners as they watch shows from Canada, Great Britain, and the United States. An oral presentation wraps it all up and develops critical television participators and thinkers.
Develop novice script-writers. Small groups sift through a sample script, noting any script-writing conventions to share with the whole class. Using these conventions and plot structures, these groups compose a script for a 10 minute excerpt of a television crime drama. Learners can either film their scripts or perform them in front of the class with props. They are assessed by peer evaluators. This resource is well-constructed and complete.
A study of how public perception is both reflected and influenced by film and television, this lesson helps students develop an awareness of audience as well as a critical view of media. Depictions of police in television and film over the past 80 years is the subject of this lesson. Your class begins by completing a Cinema Cop Profile based on images of police they have seen independently. Then, after a class discussion, groups research and complete a Cinema Cop Scavenger Hunt.
How do current events and issues influence movies and tv shows? Use this discussion question to introduce the effect major events and world issues have on writers of specific eras. Look at some examples with your class, and assign an essay that encourages each learner to look at a specific example.
Twelfth graders identify issues associated with a particular time period and analyze how the issues influenced writers of the era. In this literary era lesson plan, 12th graders analyze the characteristics of various literary periods to identify how the issues influenced the writers of those periods. Students compose an informational essay about the research.
Students work with a partner to compile a new movie. They comprehend tat the movie requres a lot of preparation and media releases. Students use one computer, create the serval different materials for their film: A Publisher Flyer advertising their movie, A Publisher Invitation to the Premiere Showing, A PowerPoint Presentation, A FrontPage Homepage Advertising the Film, and A Moviemaker 1 minute trailer.
Have your young television viewers discuss popular shows among their peers. After choosing one show to analyze, middle and high schoolers read about the 2007-2008 network television lineup with the New York Times article "Gauging Viewer Tastes: A New Dose of Escapism." After examining characteristics of television genre, they write reviews for television shows that address ideas they have discusses in class.