This interactive tutorial teaches students the critical thinking skills they need to apply to their online experiences, including online safety, authenticating online information, recognizing online marketing ploys, protecting their privacy, managing online relationships and dealing with cyberbullying.
The following section looks at the ways in which children and youth are targeted and marketed to online and the associated issues. It also provides strategies to help kids develop the media smarts they need to play – and not unwittingly pay – when they go online.
This lesson introduces students to the ways in which advertising can affect their food choices.
In this lesson, students learn how to create their own youth consumer magazine or Internet site.
In this lesson, students will produce a 20 minute news broadcast.
This lesson looks at food photography and the different techniques used by food stylists to make foods look appealing in advertisements.
In this lesson, students explore how magazines are developed to reach specific target markets.
This lesson helps students understand how self-image can influence lifestyle choices.
In this lesson, students examine the visual codes used on television and in movies through an exploration of various camera techniques. Students begin with a discussion about camera-subject distance, and review various film techniques that are used to create visual meaning.
This lesson familiarizes children with the nutritional value of foods advertised on television and in magazines.