The media help to construct our perception of the world in which we live. But what happens when media representations omit or distort whole groups of people? In this section, we explore issues of diversity representation and showcase efforts to counter stereotyping and promote more accurate portrayals.
In this section we explore the ethics, laws, and rights that surround questions of intellectual property. Whether it’s a question of downloading music, borrowing graphics and photos, or copying text from an academic source, there are bound to be questions about what is and what is not fair use.
This lesson introduces students to the ways in which advertising can affect their food choices.
This lesson looks at food photography and the different techniques used by food stylists to make foods look appealing in advertisements.
This lesson encourages children to explore the differences between their real families and TV families by imagining how their own families might be portrayed on a television show.
This lesson familiarizes children with the nutritional value of foods advertised on television and in magazines.
In this lesson, students use science and critical thinking to test the legitimacy of advertisers’ claims about their products.
This lesson develops a beginning awareness by students of how they feel towards, and respond to, different sports, and how the media represents athletics.
To familiarize students with the marketing techniques used in television and magazine snack food ads.