Teaching TV: Enjoying Television

What makes a TV program enjoyable? As an introduction to media analysis, kids identify their favorite programs and the elements they find engaging.

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Instructional Ideas

  • To gain parential support, inform parents/guardians about the rationale for and the specifics of the viewing assignment
Classroom Considerations

  • Part of a series of resources designed for elementary classrooms
  • The activity presumes all class members have TV access
Pros

  • The resource includes an overview of the unit, a materials list, and a variety of activities
Cons

  • The resource does not include suggestions for entertaining shows with strong educational content