Thinking About Television and Movies

As part of their study of the influence of TV and films, class members consider how music, lighting, costumes, camera angles, etc. are used to influence the response of viewers.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • In order to prepare the video clips, prior to presenting the lesson, poll the class to determine their favorite shows and films
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson presumes that all class members have access to television and films
Pros

  • The activities create an awareness of how film-making techniques influence viewers
Cons

  • The resource does not include suggestions for films or TV shows appropriate for the activities
Common Core