ERIC Number: ED454114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Crosstown: A Fox Family Channel Afternoon Special for Cable in the Classroom. [Videotape with] Guide for Educators.
"Crosstown," the television program featured in this videotape and teaching guide, depicts a teenager who is forced, due to her father's lack of child support payments, to leave her comfortable home four years after her parents' divorce and to move across town to an apartment in an inner city neighborhood. The teenager decides not to be a victim of circumstance. She makes new friends and deals with her family members' changing relationships with each other. The guide provides teachers with step-by-step strategies for using the television program, and it provides questions for pre-viewing, viewing, and post-viewing discussion, as well as activities that engage U.S. history and social studies, English and language arts, mathematics, media literacy, and life skills. (Contains a resource list of 5 books, a video, 9 organizations [many with Web sites], and 7 Web resources.) (BT)
Descriptors: Critical Viewing, Curriculum Enrichment, Daily Living Skills, Educational Television, Individual Development, Intermediate Grades, Language Arts, Life Events, Mathematics, Media Literacy, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Television Viewing
Little Eagle Productions, 10642 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 211, Los Angeles, CA 90025 ($49.95). Tel: 310-331-8555; Web site: http://www.afterschoolspecials.net. For full text: http://www.kidsnet.org/studyguides/index.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
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