KNOW TV Learning Objectives
By using this curriculum, learners and teachers will gain the following knowledge and skills:
(A) Greater awareness and knowledge of documentary and non-fiction
television programming, with focus on the form and structure of the
work; awareness of a producer's purposes, mission and goals; the
economics of message production and distribution; appreciation of the
historical and socio-cultural context in which documentary programming
exists at the intersection of art, education and advocacy.
(B) Understanding of certain key concepts of media literacy, including
awareness of the constructedness of media forms; the role of
representations in shaping our world views; the economic and political
contexts in which messages are produced and have influence among
individuals; the ways in which different viewers make unique
interpretations of a message, depending on their experience, knowledge
and backgrounds; appreciation of the strength and weaknesses of
television as a communication form.
(C) Specific strategies and skills for integrating media literacy
concepts and skills when using a documentary film or television program
in the classroom, with special focus on children's developmental needs
and the process of designing speaking, listening, reading and writing
activities to strengthen student analysis and communication skills.
(D) Specific strategies and techniques for helping students build
connections between their learning in the classroom and their in-home