Crime Drama Teacher Resources
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Crime Drama Teaching Units
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.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Scripting a Crime Drama
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.
9th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
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.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Influence of the Era
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.
11th English Language Arts
Early Forensics and Crime-Solving Chemists
Amazing historical crime scene photos and information is shared by Deborah Blum, an author who has done a tremendous amount of homework on forensic science! Perhaps you could show this to upcoming chemists as you are inspiring them to consider careers in chemistry.
8 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Art Reflecting Life
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.
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Influence of the Era
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, 12th graders analyze the characteristics of various literary periods to identify how the issues influenced the writers of those periods.
12th English Language Arts
Multimedia Final Project
High schoolers 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.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts