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Media Studies - General

Lesson Plan: First Episode of Sesame Street Airs

Lesson Details

Subject: Media Studies

Grade Level: 6-8

Duration: 1 hour

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the history and significance of Sesame Street
  • Understand the impact of Sesame Street on children's education and media
  • Can analyze the first episode of Sesame Street and its themes

Methodology

The lesson will begin with a brief introduction to Sesame Street and its history. Students will then watch the first episode of Sesame Street, taking notes on the themes and educational content presented. After the episode, students will participate in a group discussion, analyzing the themes and educational content presented in the episode. Finally, students will complete a short writing assignment, reflecting on the impact of Sesame Street on children's education and media.

Resources/Materials

  • Access to the first episode of Sesame Street
  • Note-taking materials
  • Writing materials

Activities

  1. Introduction to Sesame Street and its history (10 minutes)
  2. Watch the first episode of Sesame Street and take notes on themes and educational content (20 minutes)
  3. Group discussion analyzing themes and educational content presented in the episode (20 minutes)
  4. Short writing assignment reflecting on the impact of Sesame Street on children's education and media (10 minutes)

Assessment

Students will be assessed on their participation in the group discussion and the quality of their writing assignment.

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This lesson plan complies with the standards set forth by the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

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