Grade 1- 3
Students learn about the invention of television and discuss its role in their lives.
In the late 1930s, the first television was demonstrated at the New York World's Fair. During the 1940s, very few people owned television sets and very few programs existed. However, by the 1950s, televisions existed in millions of homes and brought about tremendous changes in society. Television changed the way people lived. They stayed at home more and gathered around the TV for meals. People were able to see firsthand a variety of events happening across the country. News, events, and even advertising found their way into the homes of millions of Americans by the late 1950s.
What's Good about Television?
There are many wonderful things about television and the programs it brings into our homes. Provide each child with a copy of the television pattern on page 30 and have each child write thoughts about this invention. Use some of the prompts below to inspire your children's writings.
Television activity sheets