In this lesson, students discuss television programming aimed at children and how girls and boys are portrayed in it. Students illustrate what they dislike about portrayals of girls or boys and then create their own TV character who will counter the illustrated negative portrayals.
This lesson helps students become more aware of the stereotypes associated with portrayals of students and teachers on TV. (It is also a good follow-up to the elementary lesson TV Stereotypes.)
In this lesson, students learn how the media construct reality by studying the families portrayed on television, and comparing them to the real-life families they know: their own, and those of their peers.
In this lesson, students identify stereotypical images of girls and women as represented by female action heroes.
This lesson encourages students to analyze the differences between crime shows in Canada, Britain and the United States.
This lesson familiarises students with stereotypes and helps them understand the role that stereotypes play in television’s portrayal of life.
This lesson looks at the increasing prominence of gambling in the media, particularly movies and television.
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 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 is the first of three lessons that address gender stereotypes. The objective of this lesson is to encourage students to develop their own critical intelligence with regard to culturally inherited stereotypes, and to the images presented in the media - film and television, rock music, newspapers and magazines.