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Level: Grades 3 to 6
About the Author: Matthew Johnson, Director of Education, MediaSmarts
This lesson is based on research performed by Maya Götz, head of the International Central Institute for Youth and Educational Television.
Duration: 2 hours
In this lesson, students discuss television programming aimed at children and how girls and boys are portrayed in it. Students illustrate what they dislike about portrayals of girls or boys and then create their own TV character who will counter the illustrated negative portrayals.
Students will demonstrate the ability to:
This lesson and all associated documents (handouts, overheads, backgrounders) are available in an easy-print, pdf kit version.
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