Level: Grades 6 to 8
Author: Media Literacy for Development & Children's Rights, UNICEF Canada. Used with permission. For more teaching and lesson ideas for global education from around the world, visit UNICEF Canada's Global Schoolhouse at www.unicef.ca.
Overview: "Media Literacy for Development & Children's Rights" was created by UNICEF Canada to help young people in grades 6 - 8 understand the role played by the media in influencing their attitudes and perceptions about developing nations and development issues. This module contains a series of lessons, exercises and background information to help familiarize students with the issues and challenges surrounding representation of other countries and cultures by the media. There are two activities in this lesson: Point of View: Children in the Media, and Censorship Case Studies: Who Decides What We See?
This activity deals with images and perceptions of youth in the media.
This lesson and all associated documents (handouts, overheads, backgrounders) are available in an easy-print, pdf kit version.