Students test a hypothesis to see if there is a direct correlation between number of hours of TV viewing and academic grade. They collect and compile data to enter on a spreadsheet and create a word processing document supporting their findings.
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How Much Screen Time?
Conduct original research with a social survey about television viewing time. Sixth graders take notes about television viewing and then come up with at least three hypotheses to test with their surveys. The plan calls for collaboration...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Defining the Public Interest – Education vs. Commercialism in the Social Role of Television
Students identify commercialism from media and compare and contrast the benefits and disadvantages of television. In this technology and society lesson, students view and discuss a film on the effects of television in Bhutan. Students...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Now That's Beautiful!
Your class experiences dozens of messages about beauty every day by reading magazines, watching movies, and listening to the radio. Have them analyze society's view of beauty in groups after discussing several resources, including Dove's...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Is TV Stronger Than Ever, or Becoming Obsolete?
The New York Times offers of two articles and two summaries for learners to consider. They read each article and then post a blog response to each of the seven related questions. The topic of the articles asks the question; Is TV...
7th - 12th English Language Arts