Television is an important electronic medium among children and teenagers. You must be aware of the positive and negative effects this medium can have on your personal development. As you have learnt in the previous section, too much TV or inadequate programme contents may not be good for you. However, television also has a positive side which we want to present you here.
At the end of this section, you will have:
- watched some excerpts of TV series.
- talked about what you can learn from TV shows.
- written a review of a TV show or a film.
- dubbed an excerpt of a TV show or a film.
Television can be a great teacher of lessons related to history, society, arts, science, nature, social and practical skills, among many others.
You may think that your favourite TV shows just make you laugh or have a good time, but in one way or another be sure that you can also learn from them about social relationships, moral issues and, also, get some basic cultural knowledge.
Watch the excerpts of some TV series on the Mashable site and take them as examples of what you can learn while you enjoy yourself. Comment with your teacher and your classmates on the points below:
- What can you learn from these episodes?
- What other TV series do you usually watch? What contents can you learn from them?
Write down notes of the ideas that you all comment in class as this can help you write a review of your favourite TV series.
Your teacher will explain to you the contents on the Kids TV Movies About webpage which presents some reasons why watching TV can be good.
Think of one of your favourite series and write a review with more details than the ones you have included in your TV guide mission. State what you can learn from watching this series.
In your Weebly site, publish your review in the page entitled 'My writing guide'.
Share your writing on Pinterest with your classmates on a board entitled 'Educational TV' that your teacher will create for the classgroup. Do not forget to accompany your text with an image that illustrates your TV series.