In this lesson, students decode and explain the relevance of editorial cartoons. The class begins with a teacher-led deconstruction of a political cartoon, after which students decode editorial cartoons that they have selected.
Students will consider the use of the Internet as a research tool and learn how to use search engines more effectively. They then apply these new found skills to investigating popular myths about sexuality and contraception.
Students are introduced to Wikipedia, the user-edited online encyclopedia, and given an overview of its strengths and weaknesses as a research source.
This lesson helps students understand how self-image can influence lifestyle choices.
In this lesson, students look at how male and female characters are depicted in comic books.
Students are introduced to Internet search skills through researching a personal hero. By focusing on the early parts of the research process, students learn to select well-defined topics, ask relevant research questions and select effective keywords. Students then present the information they have found to their classmates in the form of a media product.
In this lesson, students explore their beliefs and values about independence – and how cigarette advertising exploits peoples’ desires for greater freedom.
In this lesson, students explore various avenues for expressing concern and influencing public opinion about the health hazards of smoking.
In this lesson, students analyze their own body image and consider what they wish they could change.
This lesson is designed to help students determine the validity of information that is presented to them on the internet.