This unit helps students become more aware of the media’s use of hype and its influence on them.
This lesson introduces students to the ways in which advertising can affect their food choices.
This lesson helps students to reflect upon, understand and filter the many media messages within political platforms and around political personalities.
In this lesson, students become aware of the idea of stereotyping and the role that stereotypes play in the stories and movies that they enjoy.
This lesson introduces students to advertising in newspapers.
In this lesson students explore what’s hidden behind advertising messages by analysing and creating parody advertisements.
In this lesson students identify how we associate social status with designer and brand name products, and how we believe others perceive us by what we wear.
“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 introductory lesson helps students understand how pervasive and influential advertising is in our culture and how teenagers are actively targeted by advertisers.
“Television Newscasts” helps students develop a critical awareness of how television news is shaped and manipulated and how they, as audience members may be affected by this.