These lessons are an adaptation of Grade 8 lessons from the Curriculum Healthy Relationships, by Men For Change, Halifax, Nova Scotia, a 53-activity, three-year curriculum designed for teens.
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 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.
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.
In this lesson, students look at how male and female characters are depicted in comic books.
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.