Unscripted TV lessons

This unscripted TV lesson is designed for pupils in Years 5, 6, 7 and 8. Pupils make a documentary using either video or a PowerPoint presentation. The objective is to understand the wide variety of roles and jobs in unscripted TV.

Lesson plan

This is a detailed plan of the lesson that can be taught in a couple of three-hour lessons or extended as part of a longer project. It's designed to be used with the lesson slides and the pupil resource sheets.

Download Unscripted lesson plan (Word).

Lesson slides

These slides, in the form of a PDF, are designed to be used in the main lesson activity and for the evaluation and plenary. For best results view the slides full screen. 

Download Unscripted TV slides (PDF).

Careers in unscripted TV

You might want to use our career maps to explain different roles in unscripted TV. You can download these maps  and print them on A3 paper. Alternatively, you can scroll through the different roles on our website: Unscripted TV job profiles.

Download Editorial and production roles (PDF) and Craft and technical roles (PDF).

Video resource sheet

Download this resource sheet and print it on two sides of A4 for the pupils who are making a video. It will help them plan their documentary.

Download Planning a video documentary (PDF).

PowerPoint resource sheet

Download this resource sheet and print it on two sides of A4 for the pupils who are making a PowerPoint to help them plan their work.

Download Planning a PowerPoint presentation (PDF).

How to get a good interview

You can go to How to get a good interview for  tips to help the students. Alternatively, download the resource as a PDF and print it on A4.

Download How to get a good interview (PDF).

Evaluation sheet

Download the evaluation sheet on A4 and print one for each pupil so they can evaluate and consolidate their learning.

Download Evaluation sheet (PDF).

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