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    “Reality TV” - A mirror of civilization or a symbol of dysfunction?

    THIS IS A TWO-PART POWER POINT CONVERSATION PRESENTATION IN EDITABLE PPT FORMAT.

    Reality TV is a great debate topic, but it’s really big and it has many different aspects. I’ve decided to divide it into two consecutive one-hour lessons.

    From my experience, this type of subject creates a mess in a conversation form, since once a student gets the floor, they’re so exited that their arguments spill over and include the whole nine yards.

    I tried to stir this conversation very carefully so that the students would argue over one part at a time and that clear conclusions could be reached and built on.

    The two lessons are divided into:

    “The angle of the viewers” and “The angle of the show”

    Part one includes a work paper and part two ends with a role play activity (possible arguments examples are given in the ‘notes’ section).

    Part one “The viewers”:

    • What is reality TV

    • The different types of reality shows

    • Why is this genre so popular?

    • How real is this “reality”?

    • What is “enhanced reality”?

    • Reality TV’s “moral code”

    • Studies on The Effects of Watching Reality Programming (on adults)

    • Studies On The Effects of Watching Reality Programming (on young viewers)

    • Should children be prevented from watching reality shows?

    Part two “The show”:

    • The part of the judges.

    • The participants: the effects of losing and winning.

    • The “Stanford prison experiment”.

    • “The Belmont Report”

    • Should we subject reality shows to an ethics committee.

    • The positive side.

    • A role play activity.

    Although created with ESL adult students in mind, this lesson will also work for English speaking high schoolers who are studying psychology units or for debate classes.

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    IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON BUYING THIS PRODUCT, PLEASE READ THIS:

    The products in this shop are all produces by me, a dyslexic teacher (hence the name).

    I’m painfully aware of what seems to be very poor judgment of career choice on my part, and to be honest, a large part of this choice was to stick it to Mrs. Jacobson that said that there’s no place for the likes of me with my “pretend excuses” for misspelling every third word, in any self-respecting educational institution, so naturally I had to become a teacher.

    For more than 25 years I’ve been teaching ESL adult classes and cross culture business classes, and much like other challenged individuals who go through life with one hand tied behind their backs, I try to make up for what I lack in the spelling department with hours of research, high quality graphics, humour, passion and love for what I do.

    The fact that I can actually do this job is first and foremost a testimony of open mindedness (or desperation brought on by the long economic recession) of the schools that hired me over the years despite my very evident drawback, by the parents that tolerated grammar mishaps and most of all by my beautiful students who have learned to “always double check their teacher” and have come up with the sweetest, most heart-warming and diplomatic ways of pointing out my spelling errors (putting to great use their newly acquired conditional capacity: “I’m not sure, but, I think I might have spotted…”)

    Over the years, I've personally contributed to the economic success of countless computer ‘correcting program’ available on the market (you're welcome Grammarly) and on top of that my lessons are proof read by wonderful, kind (and slightly horrified) TPT teachers, BUT there are always some errors that slip by us (mostly because I keep messing with the lessons after they've been proofread).

    • If you feel offended by the existence of spelling errors in what is supposed to be a teaching tool
    • or if you, much like Mrs. Jacobson, think the dyslexia is just an excuse not to try harder

    THEN THIS PRODUCT IS NOT FOR YOU!

    For all you tree hugging, open-minded individuals, who are looking for challenging, original material for your conversation classes and can see beyond the possible grammar errors (maybe even use it as a teaching opportunity “An extra point for the first student who can spot the obvious grammar error that I always tell you never to make”. Plus, you know that wonderful, warm, superior feeling you get when you catch a colleague’s error - well these moments are included with the product – no extra charge)

    THIS PRODUCT IS DEFINITELY FOR YOU!

    All my lessons are in an editable PPT format and you get a free product if you send me the errors to correct.

    I hope this product delivers everything you hoped for and more.

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    Thank you!

    WISH YOU ALL A WONDERFUL AND SUCCESSFUL YEAR!

    Total Pages
    57 pages
    Answer Key
    N/A
    Teaching Duration
    3 hours
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