Education Through The Television
"TV is justly called `the boob tube'." I disagree, in my opinion,
television has many positive and informational uses. Television is now
used more in school because it is proven that students remember and
better than from a regular class lecture.
Television has always been good for spreading the news of
events but it is now being used for more educational and informational
documentaries. Television is becoming more and more an educational
for children. Before they start school, children learn many basic and
fundamental tools from television. Most kids learn the alphabet and
count from shows like Sesame Street and Barney. As children get older
many story-telling shows that either feature stories with good morals
tell masterpiece stories like Hercules, Hunchback of Notre Dame, etc..
these stories are now a part of our culture and children know and
them because of television.
As people grow older, television, at least for recent
a large role in socialization. On many sitcoms and talk shows one can
problems of today like teenage pregnancy, poverty, drugs, etc..
seems to support somewhat decent morals, a very religious person may
so but television still follows the good guy-hero, bad guy-loser theme.
certain shows on TV one can learn what sort of things are socially
for instance fashion, behavior and hobbies.
Television features many "how-to" shows like gardening, painting,
etc.. It also has many documentaries on foreign lands and historic
Television is also an inexpensive form of entertainment. There are
and sporting events shown on television.
In my opinion there are many positive things associated with
but you can get too much of a good thing. A very important thing to
to watch television in moderation, when used correctly television can
be a very