Lesson Plan

Defining Popular Culture - Lesson

Lesson Plan

Level: Grades 9 - 12

Author: Defining Popular Culture is part of a three-lesson unit created by Robert Peregoodoff.

Overview

Defining Popular Culture is part of a three-lesson unit designed to introduce students to the concept of popular culture and the role that it plays in their lives. In this lesson, students learn about the media’s role in defining and perpetuating trends and influences in popular culture. They begin with a class discussion about popular culture and past and present examples of fads, trends and icons. Following this, students participate in a number of activities in which they explore popular culture in more depth.

Learning Outcomes

Students demonstrate:

  • an understanding of the concept of popular culture and its components
  • an understanding of the prevalence of popular culture in their daily lives
  • an awareness of the cyclical nature of popular culture

This lesson and all associated documents (handouts, overheads, backgrounders) are available in an easy-print, pdf kit version.

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